Biology Research Sources

Science Reference Center

Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content includes 195 full-text science periodicals; 732 full-text science reference books, 23 full-text science encyclopedias; 2,567 full-text, full-length biographies, 37,260 science images, and 519 science videos.


Created by Public Television and sponsored by 3M, this resource is intended to bring the best of science information on the Web to a central hub where teens can tap into a vast wealth of filtered educational material that includes videos, games, articles, and experiments.

Top Ten Science News Websites (according to RealClearScience)

Try researching your topic in one of these:

1. BBC News
6.Popular Science
2. Nature News Science

3. Wired Geographic
4. Ars Technica
5. New Scientist Io9

Titles in red are searchable through Science Reference Center.

Databases for Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles:

Academic Search Premier

Use this database to find scholarly articles on a variety of topics. There is comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further, for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles. Hint: Click the box for "Peer Reviewed" to restrict your search results to scholarly articles.

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A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias. Use this database when you need access to a wide variety of resources and you have good keywords to use to get the results you need.


Contains the full text for tens of thousands of articles from a wide variety of sources, including international newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Use this database when you need more than just articles on your topic.

One Search

Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in ResearchIT CT with one search. Use this database when you need to find as much information across a range of media as possible on your topic. If your search results are too large, try a topical database such as Science Reference or History Reference or one that is geared to your grade level, such as Middle Search or Primary Search.

Online Encyclopedias

We subscribe to Encyclopedia Britannica and Worldbook in electronic format. When accessing these encyclopedias from off-campus, use your 14 or 15 digit Wooster Library Card number. Students have access to their Wooster Library Card numbers via their Google Drives.

Off-campus access to Encyclopedia Britannica

Off-campus access to World Book

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