Biology Research Guide


Print Encyclopedia:


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 20 volumes, 2012 (includes the biological sciences). Location: Giovatto (FDU) Reference. Call Number: Q121 .M3 2012


To Search for Print or E-Books in Any Field of Biology:


Go to: FDU’s CoolCAT NJ Library Catalog



Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Guides:


Go to: FDU Online Library (


Credo Reference (in Reference Databases category) > Find a Book (in top menu bar) > Science (in All Subjects list at left). Several works focus on biological sciences.


Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (in Science, Mathematics & Technology category)


Online Databases (to find articles by keyword searches):


Go to: FDU Online Library ( > Science, Mathematics & Technology category:


            ScienceDirect College Edition (for research articles in the biological sciences)

            Science Online (for educational articles in the biological sciences)


Lists of FDU’s journals, magazines, and newspapers in different fields of biology:


Go to: The Library’s Journal Locator ( > Browse by subject > select desired major subject category and then click Search. The subcategories will be displayed, with links to online (and print) periodicals available in each field. Relevant major subject categories: Health & Biological Sciences; Earth & Environmental Sciences.


Magazine with readable, authoritative overviews of current research in biology:


            BioScience (online edition). Go to: The Library’s Journal Locator             ( > enter BioScience in Search box


The world’s two most prominent scientific journals (both in weekly magazine format), for news of recent major discoveries in all biological sciences:


Nature (London) (online edition). Go to: The Library’s Journal Locator ( > enter Nature (London) in Search box


Science (print edition). Location: Giovatto (FDU) Periodicals.


Prepared by Mitchell Weiss,

December 2012

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