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Biology Research Guide: Find Articles

Article Databases and E-Resources

Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals,newspapers, etc.) and for information from electronic books. You may need your full Carroll CC email address and password to get into these off-campus.

Databases which Focus on Scholarly Sources:


Databases for Popular Sources or Basic Information

Current Issues Databases

Newspaper Databases

Statistic Sources

BioMed Central

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Google Scholar Search

Magazines vs. Journals

Your instructor might require you to find journal articles, not magazine articles. Use the attachment to understand the difference between journals and magazines.

Database Search Tips

Open this Tips Sheet to improve your searching results in our online periodical databases.

Library Tutorial - Finding Articles

Use this tutorial to learn more about finding articles in the library: