Subject Guide - Biology


EBSCOhost is a database that provides full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and trade publications. Within EBSCO, you may choose to run a search through all of the databases, or select the database(s) you want.

Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

E-Book Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among the 175,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles, 4,400 e-books will be accessible with information relevant to the research needs.

E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among this collection, by browsing the category of Science, books of biology will be found. You may also search with key words to find topics of interest.


This database hosts full-text, digital versions of books and academic journals primarily in the Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also journals in the hard sciences.

JSTOR journals or books can be browsed by Subject “Science & Mathematics” and find “Biology.” You may also search using keywords in either the standard search bar or by using the advanced search function.


Gale Academic OneFile connects the information you are looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. You will find this premier periodical resource that provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas.

Journal articles and books can be searched by using keywords in the basic or advanced search tools.

Gale Academic OneFile
Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

Gale OneFile: Science
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Tennessee Electronic Library provides the full list of databases by subject that TEL provides. TEL hosts a wide range of content including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test prep materials, federal census records, and more in every subject imaginable. TEL also connects searchers to results from a multitude of databases through the use of a powerful search engine tool that can be found under “All Resources.”

You may go to “All Resources” and search “Academic OneFile” to find the information about “Biology.”

Connects researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments in a wide variety of fields, including biological sciences, computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Audience: College/Research

Health And Medicine
Provides up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics for students, consumer health researchers, and health care professionals.

Access World News: NewsBank

This database provides access to newspaper articles from around the world. The search tools on this site allow you to pinpoint articles about your topic by geographic region, publication, date, and more.

It provides Hot Topics for faculty and students with an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.

It provides you with suggested search topics in a range of fields. Choose a broad topic (e.g. Careers) and subtopic (e.g. Science), and Access World News will search for recent articles in that area.

InfoBase: World News Digest

This is a database that contains six separate sub-databases: African-American History, Issues & Controversies, Infobasebooks, CREDO Reference, Today’s Science, and World News Digest.

Today's Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles that help place news and discoveries in context; and interviews with scientists that bring the research to life. An extensive backfile dating back to 1992 illustrates how one scientific advance leads to another. You can browse by topic or search with advanced and standard tool options.


PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations (
Click the “Simulations” tab in the top right hand corner to find biology simulators on topics like natural selection, gene expression, and more.

Science | Khan Academy
Free lessons on a wide variety of topics on biology.