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Biological Sciences

A guide for help students and faculty find key resources for the Biological Sciences at the James A. Gibson library.

Scholarly Databases

Many different overlapping databases also individually provide access to unique scholarly and peer-reviewed content. Consult figshare to find papers and separate figures, tables and charts of interest. 

Finding individual articles by citation using SuperSearch or the Library Catalogue is fairly straightforward. Consult the Citation Hunt guide for assistance. 

There are several services that translate journal name abbreviations to full names including All That JAS, Web of Science Journal Title Abbreviations, and Brock Library's A_Z List of Journals (just enter abbreviation - full name will come out if found).

News & Media Databases

News and media databases provide articles on all topics, give opinion, background, quotes, etc. and many times provide unique content not found in other databases to include Canadian magazines, newswire, newspaper, and editorials. Search ProQuest databases CBCA and Canadian Major Dailies separately or together, CPI.Q for unique content, and consult the list of alternate News Databases to search individual newspapers e.g. St. Catharines Standard, historical newspapers e.g. Globe & Mail, New York Times, Time (London), and regional papers. Search LexisNexis and Factiva separately to find regional, Canadian and international real time, fulltext articles.