Highlighted are key indexing and abstracting services for literature searching within the Biosciences. This list is not comprehensive and a range of other resources will also be relevant.
I would advise searching at least one of these databases as part of any literature search. Both are significant in terms of content and subject scope. Remember to check 'help' pages provided in each database, as the search operators and defaults for combining your search terms differ. Expect a large number of duplicate papers if you search both.
These services offer citation searching features and are key for bibliometrics.
The following services offer focused subject resources and in some cases, full texts of journal articles. This list is indicative. For more, please go to the Library database A-Z list and use the subject drop down box at the top to narrow down to databases in your subject area. Subject lists include Biology, Botany and Zoology. There are also lists for Biomedicine, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Neurology.
See also other resources for Biosciences on this guide.
Where you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full text.
Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full text.
Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full text via UCL's subscription access, if available.