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Biology and Biochemistry Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

Biology and Biochemistry Research Databases

ACS Journals

ACS Journals provides abstracts and full text for journals and magazines from the American Chemical Society. This site is the source for older ACS journals, known as the ACS Journal Archives. Current ACS journals are available both through this site and through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center.

ACS Publications

This is an archive of pre-1996 journals from the American Chemical Society.


This is an online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, and researchers with instant answers to clinical questions. AccessMedicine delivers the latest medical advances and knowledge from recognized physicians delivered in a digital aggregation with online desktop, PDA, iPod, and MP3 compatible device solutions.


AccessScience is an encyclopedia of science and technology that contains encyclopedia articles, dictionary terms, biographies, research updates, and science news and technology.


ACToR is the EPA's online warehouse of all publicly available chemical toxicity data and can be used to find all publicly available data about potential chemical risks to human health and the environment. ACToR aggregates data from over 500 public sources on over 500,000 environmental chemicals searchable by chemical name, other identifiers, and by chemical structure.


Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch provides an index, abstracts, and full text covering complementary, holistic,and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

Annual Reviews

Coverage includes the biomedical sciences and physical sciences. Full text from 1996 to the present is available (tables of contents only from 1984 to 1995).

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus (H.W. Wilson)

Biosis Previews 1969 - present

Biomed Central

This provides access to open access journals in biology and medicine.

BIOSIS Previews

An expansive index to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents. The database covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more.

CINAHL Plus W/Full Text

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

DRC: Digital Resource Commons

Environment Complete

Index, abstracts, and full text of articles on environmental studies are available.

Food Science Source

Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Index


This is a bibliographic database about environmental concerns from scholarly and general interest publications as well as government documents and reports.


GREENR is a global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

Gross Anatomy Dissector

Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector provides the anatomy as a first-year medical student would encounter and use it in an online teaching and learning environment. PLEASE GO TO THE SECTION “SITE LICENSE ACCESS FOR UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION” TO FIND THE LINK FOR ACCESS TO THE DATABASE.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health is available. The source includes or has links to full text.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

An index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines are available. The source includes or has links to full text.

HERO Database 
This source includes key studies that the EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public.

IRIS, Integrated Risk Information System 

This is a human health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants.


MedicLatina provides medical research and investigative journal articles in Spanish.

MEDLINE w/ Full Text

Some full text is available.


This source provides health topics, drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia, news, and directories from the National Library of Medicine and NIH.

National Science Foundation
NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers.

Natural and Alternative Treatments

Natural and Alternative Treatments contains detailed information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories.

Primal 3D Anatomy -

Access is available for five users at one time. Please remember to logoff when done so others may have access.


PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Public Health Reports

SciFinder Scholar

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SciFinder, produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is the most comprehensive database for the chemical literature, searchable by topic, author, substances by name or CAS Registry Number, OR use the editor to draw chemical structures, substructures, or reactions. It's a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines. Depending on your research, SciFinder is complementary to other databases like Web of Science and PubMed.

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Science Online

From cells to anatomy, from evolution to genetics, explore the classification, characteristics, and processes of life and how they change over time.

Science Reference Center searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

SciTech Connect

This source includes energy citations and an information bridge. Full-text technical reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information are available.

U.S.Energy Information Administration

This source includes 61 databases or portals from 56 countries and international organizations. is the U.S. contribution to this international database.