The core databases for this discipline are Biological Abstracts and Web of Knowledge.
For assistance, contact research specialist Cathy Christensen,, x3483.

Name Description Guide E-print Archive

Searchable collection of over half a million open access e-prints in math & computer science, statistics, physics, and quantitative biology.

Biological Abstracts

Citations from over 4200 journals in biology and the life sciences, 1969-present.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive

Full text articles related to health care, medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

Birds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

CINAHL: Nursing and Allied Health Index

Indexes nursing and allied health journals, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, practice guidelines and clinical trials.
( Some Links to full text )

Dissertations and Theses

Indexes dissertations from 1861 forward; provides citations and abstracts for master’s theses from 1988 on. Full text of recent dissertations in social sciences and humanities.

Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia covering evolutionary biology, including behavioral ecology and developmental biology.

Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia covering types of phenomena that change life on Earth. “General research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.”

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Introductory, advanced and special topic (keynote) articles covering topics in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Plant Science, Science and Society, Structural Biology and Virology. Articles are peer-reviewed.
(Use Browse this title or Search this title to access content )

Google Scholar

This free, interdisciplinary resource indexes the available text of scholarly journal sites and scholarly website collections on the Internet, and allows citation searching.
Make sure Scholar Preferences are set to include Library Links from Drew to check subscription content availability; some collections, however, are not linked.


Indexes scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. (Through NJ State Libraries )

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Detailed zoological information for animals arranged by taxonomy. Includes descriptions, habitat, behavior, evolution, biology.

Health Source: Nursing – Academic Edition

Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. (Through the NJ State Library.)


Full text database of over 300 journals; generally does not contain most recent materials. Most journals lack the last several years, but holdings are very deep, with many journals running back more than a hundred years.


The premier medical database; supports research in nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.

Pharmaceutical News Index

Indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.


Subject coverage

  • Pharmacology
  • Healthcare research
  • Development
  • Regulatory issues
Proquest Biology Journals

Just under 400 Biology journal titles, with more than 325 available in full text.

Proquest Health & Medical Complete

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™ combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library™ with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text, in all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.

Proquest Health Management

Information in the field of health administration, around 800 journals and 4,500+ Doctoral Dissertations and Theses. Subject areas include: Health administration, Health professions, Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business, Management, Personnel, Ethics.

Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source

Nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, etc. 850+ titles abstracting and indexing with 715+ titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations.


Find coverage for over 70 wide-ranging topics including:

  • Cytology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Public Health
  • Radiology
Proquest Science Journals

1,145+ journals in science —  965+ full text. 1986-.


Includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Links to full text where available. ( This link is proxied for Drew; to access the free version, use )

Science Online

Science Magazine, online, 1997-present.


The Elsevier Science journal collection covers disciplines besides the sciences; indexes over 2,800 journals; full text available for over 1,000 journals.


SciFinder offers access to all of Chemical Abstracts (from 1907), including patents and CAS Registry numbers, as well as information on reactions and properties. ( Drew users only. Must register for SciFinder Account: )


Science web search engine provided by Elsevier. ( Go into Preferences and Enable the Library Connection links for Drew University Library )

Web of Knowledge (ISI Citation Indexes)

3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it.

Web Sites

The core databases for this discipline are Biological Abstracts and Web of Knowledge.
For assistance, contact research specialist Cathy Christensen,, x3483.