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This is a guide to the major resources for the biological and life sciences here at Boston College

Databases for Biology

Supplementary Databases for the Biological Sciences

Where's the Article?

If you search a database and the full article's not there, don't despair.  Look for the "FindIt" button:  or FindIt@BC.  Find It will offer help including:

  1. If BC has the full text in another database, you will be taken to a list of databases for the full text. 
  2. If BC subscribes to the print journal where the article appeared, the Catalog will say Find in Library and you can check which library or libraries may have the year/issue you need and where it is located.
  3. If the article is not available online or in print at BC, use the link to Request the item. We can usually get the article from another library within a few days and email it to you.

Electronic Journals

Electronic Journals
Electronic journals can also be found listed on the Electronic Journals page, by title and subject. If you don't find what you need listed, try Holmes since Holmes will provide access to any journal we own, whether in print or online.