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Provides resources, strategies and information on conducting research in biology, including: molecular, developmental, and cell biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; botany; and zoology.

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Scott Martin
3156 Shapiro Library
Office hours: Tue 2-3 PM, Darwin's Cafe, Biological Sciences Building; Thu 3-4 PM, Biological Sciences Building (check Twitter for this week's location)

Need help with journals? Ask your librarian!

The Library has access to thousands of journals in print and online versions.  Here's a few quick tips to get you started:

  • If you have a citation: Use our MGet It Citation Linker to get to your article quickly!  Just enter whatever citation information you have into the online form and click "Look Up."  If we don't have access to an electronic version of the article, you can use MGet It to find a print copy of the article in our collection (using our catalog), or to request a PDF scan from another library via Interlibrary Loan (it's free!).
  • If you want to investigate a specific journal: Go to the main Library page and enter the journal title into the Search box.  Click on the title under the Online Journals heading, and start browsing!
  • If you need help managing citations: The Library supports several citation management systems. Check the box below for information about your favorite system, or try this guide if you're still deciding which system is best for you. (And take note of the Groups and Labs page if you're sharing citations!)   

...and as always, if you need more help with journals, email me at!

Find e-Journals

To find a specific electronic journal by name, use the Search box on the main Library homepage.

You can also browse our lists of electronic journals (warning: they're long!) by subject:

Journals: Tools

Citation Management Software

The University Library supports several bibliographic management systems:

Consult this online guide to get more information about each system and to view a comparison chart. If you need to share citations among your research group or with collaborators, be sure to check out the Groups and Labs portion of the guide.

The library also offers workshops on citation management systems.  These workshops are free -- sign up today!