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This subject guide covers all aspects of the Life Sciences, such as: Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, etc.
Key life sciences article databases:
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary access to scholarly articles and conference papers. Includes Web of Science Core Collection (including Science Citation Index), Biological Abstracts, Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA), CAB Abstracts (the premier database for agricultural, animal and veterinary sciences) and MEDLINE - Note: accessing PubMed directly provides faster coverage and good linking to fulltext content.
Searches selected article databases (including Web of Science) simultaneously. A good starting point for undergraduates.
Extensive multidisciplinary access to life science journal articles and conference papers.
Note: SciFinder requires mandatory registration before first login. Includes Chemical Abstracts and Medline. Excellent coverage of most aspects of the life sciences, especially biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology, pharmaceuticals, plus much more. Allows searching by chemical structures.
Use our SciFinder Help Sheet (272 KB)
The Google search engine that returns scholarly information. Use in preference to Google web search and always access through the Library website to ensure full availability of Massey-subscribed information.
New Zealand Science
A comprehensive index of New Zealand science, provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Peer-reviewed articles across the life sciences. A particularly good source for information on basic concepts in biology.
The Encyclopedia of Life
Aims to create a universal catalogue all known species of life, with profiles of all taxa.
ScienceDirect Reference Works
Select from Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles, including:
- Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science 2005
- Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior 2nd ed. 2019
- Encyclopedia of Microbiology 3rd ed. 2009
- Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences 2003
- Hormones, Brain and Behavior 2nd ed. 2009
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics
Emphasis is on recent theoretical advances, new concepts, terms and their applications.
The Encyclopedia Of Applied Animal Behaviour And Welfare
An introduction to behaviour and welfare in domestic, exotic, companion, and zoo animals.
Search the Library for other recent encyclopedias
Search Discover to find books, journals, DVDs, & other material.
Postgraduate students and staff: Search Libraries Worldwide to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.
National Academies Press Biology and Life Sciences Collection
Topics include biodiversity, biotechnology, genetics and also public policy relating to the life sciences.
Find Massey, New Zealand, and international theses.
Concepts & Definitions
Oxford Reference - Life Sciences includes:
- A Dictionary of Plant Sciences 3rd ed. 2013
- A Dictionary of Zoology 4th ed. 2014
- A Dictionary of Ecology 5th ed. 2015
Search the Library for other recent dictionaries
The Taxonomy Database (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
A curated classification and nomenclature for all of the organisms in the public sequence databases.
Index Nominum Genericorum
A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
Methods & Protocols
Springer Nature Experiments
Provides full text access to Nature Methods and Springer Protocols, connecting researchers with the most relevant and important protocols and methods to support their research projects.
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Last updated on Thursday 27 May 2021