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AccessScience Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available

AccessScience is a general science reference tool, with over 8,500 encyclopedia articles, more than 111,000 definitions of scientific terms, biographies of more than 2,000 scientists, and 15,000 illustrations.  Content also includes videos, Flash animations, podcasts, and RSS feeds.

BioOne Restricted Resource Some full text available
BioOne provides searchable, full text access to a selection of over 80 peer-reviewed journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Database (ProQuest) Restricted Resource

This database is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance and Allen Press. It provides a unique aggregation of nearly 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers.

SciFinder Login (CAS) Restricted Resource Some full text available
SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. First-time users must register for an account using the SciFinder Registration link with an email address. (See SciFinder Registration for First-Time Users in Alphabetical Database List.)
SciFinder Registration for First-Time Users Restricted Resource
First-time users must register for a SciFinder account using a valid Elmira College email account (with an domain).

Catalog of the National Agricultural Library (AGRICultural OnLine Access), and primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information, including material in agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, veterinary medicine, and water resources. It does not contain full text, but thousands of its records are linked to full-text documents online.

GreenFILE (EBSCO) Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment  with indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records from scholarly, government and general-interest titles.

MEDLINE via EBSCO Restricted Resource

Index of over 3,500 journals worldwide in all areas of medicine, including human biology and physiology.

MEDLINE via PubMed

Index of over 3,500 journals worldwide in all areas of medicine, including human biology and physiology.

Clase and Periodica Restricted Resource
Clase indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. Periodica covers journals specializing in science and technology. Offers access to more than 600,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

OmniFile Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available
OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition™ is a full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Academic OneFile (Gale - NOVELny) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Research Library (ProQuest) Restricted Resource Some full text available

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio

A full-text online reference service containing millions of entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles, including dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) Restricted Resource

Search millions of records from thousands of ibraries throughout the world. Resources include books, maps, recordings, videos, and electronic media, including web sites, MP3s, DVDs and more.  

WorldCat Dissertations (FirstSearch) Restricted Resource
All cataloged dissertations, theses and published material in all subjects based on theses and dissertations to the present.

Print Resources

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology
Print Location: QR 81 .A5 1994

An aid to identifying unknown bacteria.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
Print Location: QR 81 .B46 2001

Bacterial classification and nomenclature.

Gray's Manual of Botany
Print Location: QK 117 .G75 1970

Classic text on plant classification and nomenclature.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.
Print Location: QL 7 .G7813 2003 [17 v.]

Classification and description of animals, with many photographs and illustrations.

Electronic Journals

BioMed Central
220 peer-reviewed research journals in biology and medicine. All articles are full-text and open access. Free registration required.
Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine

Abstracts only, no full text.

HighWire (Stanford University)

Searchable index of life science journals. Contains over 1,900,000 free full text articles.

Genetics, Cloning and Bioethics Websites

AgNIC Gateway (U of Maryland)

Information about agricultural biotechnology, including genetically altered foods. Browse by subject or search the database by keyword.

Bioethics Resources on the Web (National Institutes of Health)

Resources on bioethics, human and animal research, and the implications of biotechnology.

Links to several genome project sites (including the Human Genome Project) and to other related information.

NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Databases, GeneBank, information, and research.

Tree of Life, Evolution and Biodiversity Websites


Information on conservation and biodiversity. Includes an encyclopedia of U. S. and Canadian plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Science and Creationism (National Academy of Sciences)

Online book explaining the basics of evolution.

Tree of Life (University of Arizona)

Illustrations, explanations, and research.


Biology Links (Harvard University)

Links by broad topic area and resource type.

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