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LIBRARY GUIDE TO BIO 3000 - Biology and Society

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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science

Web of Science contains publications related to the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It’s an excellent database for comprehensive and interdisciplinary searches.

  • Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, data papers, editorials, news articles
  • Contains over 66 million items
  • Coverage years = 1900 to present

Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)

PubMed is a free online interface provided by the National Library of Medicine to search MEDLINE, which focuses on biomedical literature.

  • Publication types:  journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, datasets, editorials, news articles
  • Contains over 28 million items
  • Coverage years = 1946 to present

It’s free to search so you can use it after leaving OU (but you may not be able to access the full text of the items you find in PubMed).

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

As the name implies, this database focuses on biology, ecology, forestry, and agriculture.

  • Publication types: journal articles, reviews, magazine articles, trade publications
  • Contains over 500,000 items
  • Coverage years = 1983 to present

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This database explores opposing sides of many important issues; but your chosen topic may not be covered. It includes pro/con viewpoints, reference, newspaper, magazine and academic journal articles, statistics, videos, and images. For BIO 3000, the ‘Energy and Environmentalism,’ ‘Health and Medicine,’ and ‘Science, Technology and Ethics’ sections will be the most relevant to look through.

Stuck on difficult terminology?
These online reference sources are a good place to find short and easy to read summaries on biological and medical topics.

Medical Terms
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary

Dictionary of Medical Terms

Biological Terms
Dictionary of Biology (Penguin)

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Popular Scientific News Sources
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