Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology (E3B) Research Guide: Find Articles - Databases

Research Guide for Ecology. Evolution & Evolutionary Biology (E3B).

Find Scholarly Articles

To find scholarly articles or studies, you will need to use a database (not CLIO). Databases contain collections of articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and may also contain newspaper/magazine articles.

These large, interdisciplinary databases are a great place to start:

  • Scopus: Provides indexing, abstracting of, and citation linking to journals in biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.
  • Web of Science: indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, data sets, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Additional Databases

  • All the world's primates - the comprehensive and authoritative resource for information about all the species and subspecies of living lorises, galagos, lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes. Includes photographs, interactive maps for each species and subspecies, video, audio, links, search tools, multilingual glossaries, review articles, and other resources.
  • Biological Abstracts - an index with abstracts for biological and medical research findings, clinical studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Coverage is international, and includes agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology.
  • COLD Database - the COLD Database contains content from three separate initiatives related to cold regions. These initiatives include Permafrost Monthly Alert, Antarctic Bibliography, and Bibliography on Cold Regions Sciences and Technology.
  • EBSCOhost research databases - research platform with access to dozens of databases. It is useful for broad subject searches in both scholarly sources and the popular media.
  • GeoScienceWorld - a comprehensive resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences. It is built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and is inter-operable with GeoRef.
  • Journal Citation Reports - JCR contains all the data required to understand the the value and impact of the world's most impactful journals through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis. The metrics available in the Journal Citation Reports include the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and the Journal Citation Indicator (JCI).
  • ProQuest Central - research platform with access to dozens of databases. It is useful for broad subject searches in both scholarly sources and the popular media. For a more focused, scholarly work search, choose one or more of the following databases within ProQuest: Agricultural & Environmental Science database, Biological Science database, Environmental Science database.
  • PubMed - Includes more than 35 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Links to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus.



  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols - provides a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Details a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques that are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.
  • JoVE - the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), provides videos of laboratory methods and science concepts in the fields of biology, chemistry, statistics, environmental sciences, physics, engineering, psychology, and clinical skills.
  • SpringerNature Experiments - includes Nature Protocols, Nature Reviews Methods Primers, Nature Methods, and Springer Protocols.
  • Wiley's Current Protocols - includes over 25,000 step-by-step techniques, procedures, and practical overviews that provide researchers with reliable, efficient methods to ensure reproducible results and pave the way for critical scientific discovery.