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Biology: Articles

Guide for biology research.

Biology & Microbiology Subject Librarian

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Nancy Marshall
Briggs Library
1300 N Campus Dr
Brookings, SD 57007

Recommended Research Databases

To find articles about a Biology related topic, search one or more of the following databases:

Additional Research Databases

The following databases also may be appropriateto search depending on your topic and the amount of information needed. 


Use the Journals List to determine the library's access to specific publications. Enter the title of the newspaper, magazine, or journal to find out whether the library has access in print or online and the dates of our coverage.

Search for journal titles

Top Journals

Looking through recent issues of scholarly journals is a great way to learn about current research and trends in the field. Below is a list of top Biology and Microbiology journals (please note that this is not a complete or comprehensive list!).

  • Physics of Life Reviews
  • PLoS Biology
  • eLife
  • BMC Biology
  • BioScience
  • Quarterly Review of Biology
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews
  • Cell Host & Microbe
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
  • FEMS Microbiology Reviews
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