Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Core Resources

BIOSIS Previews: Biological Abstracts 1926+

With more than 13,000,000 records from publications in over 90 countries, Biosis Previews is the most comprehensive index of journals, meetings, conferences, and symposia in the life sciences. Although this is not a full-text article database, our PULinks system conveniently links you to the full-text

Zoological Record (Biosis) 1864+

Most comprehensive index to zoological literature. Records cover every aspect of zoology, including biochemistry, behavior, ecology evolution, genetics, etc. Over 4,500 international serials plus approximately 1,500 non-serial publications are currently monitored, including professional journals, magazines, newsletters, monographs, books, reviews, and conference proceedings.

Ecology Abstracts 1982+

One of the 12 subfiles of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and separately searchable. Focuses on how organisms of all kinds - microbes, plants, and animals - interact with their environments and with other organisms.

Web of Science (ISI) Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), Arts and Humanities (1975+), Conference Proceedings (1990+)

Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.  Journal coverage in the social sciences, arts, and humanities is not comprehensive.  Includes conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences.

Scopus 1996+

International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+ (select coverage for earlier periods) and cited reference searches back to 1970.

Supplementary Resources


Bibliographic citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators.


Online primary source materials and documentation from or concerning Africa. Currently includes materials in these areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.

APA PsycInfo®

Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is the most comprehensive database of psychology. Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health.

BBC Landmark Video Collection

From the depths of the oceans to the Antarctic ice sheet, from a first-hand view of evolution in animals and plants to Cretaceous Alaska and far-flung corners of the globe, the BBC Landmark Video Collection is a groundbreaking, HD view into our natural world.  Through cutting edge cinematic techniques and thousands of days in the field with never-before seen wildlife, you can now experience breathtaking natural events in all their splendor.

BioCyc Database Collection

A collection of 13075 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs), plus software tools for understanding their data. These tools for are used for navigating, visualizing, and analyzing the underlying databases, and for analyzing omics data. The BioCyc website provides a suite of software tools for database searching and visualization, for omics data analysis, and for comparative genomics and comparative pathway questions

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Digital library providing open access to over 45,000 titles of digitized biodiversity, natural history, and taxonomic literature worldwide.


BioRender is a web application that can be used to create scientific figures, diagrams, and illustrations from a scientifically accurate image library. Account (free) required.

Birds of North America Online

Comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds. BNA is an online project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and contains image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings of bird songs and calls.

Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities: Psychology & Psychiatry Whitelist, Math & Science Whitelist, and Complete Blacklist

A source for psychology, psychiatry, math, and science journal information, evaluation metrics, and submission details. Also includes the Complete Blacklist (blacklisted journals from all 18 disciplines). 

CSH Protocols Online

Database of new and classic research techniques. Fully searchable by keyword and subject. Coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols are regularly expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques.

Faculty of 1000 Biology

Literature awareness database that provides reviews and ratings of research published in the biological sciences. A network of over 1000 accomplished life science faculty assess the scholarly merit of recent peer-reviewed literature. Links are provided to related papers within the database, abstracts via PubMed, and full text via FindIt@PUL.


FlyBase is a bioinformatics database and serves as an online repository for drosophila genetics and molecular biology.  The project is a consortium between Harvard University, University of Cambridge (UK), Indiana University, and the University of New Mexico.

Global Health

International public health database providing abstracts to literature about healthcare, biomedical life sciences, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene . Covers English and foreign language journals, books, reports, patents, dissertations and conference proceedings.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

Now called "Gale In Context: Environmental Studies"Click "Access Resource" below to be taken to the Database List entry for the new resource. 

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of science and technology and allied fields. Coverage includes all languages in which these materials are published.

Journal Citation Reports

Science & Social Science Editions.


National Library of Medicine's database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on the following: population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Coverage is worldwide with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals.

Patent Sources

Patents, many in full text, from many issuing agencies are available free on the web.


Contains full-text articles relevant to the agricultural sciences, along with citations to peer-reviewed journal articles with links to publisher sites and elsewhere for full-text access.


Database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals. Includes in-process records not yet added to Medline (EbscoHost), some out-of-scope citations, and some that precede the date a journal was selected for Medline indexing.

Service of the National Library of Medicine, includes citations for biomedical articles.

SciFinder-n (Chemical Abstracts)

Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of chemistry. Combines several Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases.

SciTechNetBase (CRCnetBase)

Online books published by CRC Press. Princeton subscribes to select modules (Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Clean Tech, Economics, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Material Science, Math, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology).

Springer Protocols (formerly BioMedProtocols)

Provides access to reproducible, step-by-step protocols for use in the laboratory. It features over 16,000 peer-reviewed protocols from Humana's book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.

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