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SHB BIO171: Finding Articles

Articles databases

Databases to start with:

  • NOTE: Biological Abstracts is a subset of the Web of Science search system.


Databases by Subject - A list of all our databases (150+) arranged by subject area

Ordering articles through Interlibrary Loan

You can order articles and books from other libraries with Interlibrary Loan.  It may take up to a week for articles to arrive, so request items well ahead of your assignment's due date.

  • If you are searching in a database, click the Find It! button. If "No full text available" then click "Non-UW Library Request (ILLiad)."  Then Sign in, follow the remaining prompts and click Submit Request at the bottom of the page.
  • If you need articles immediately, use the FULL TEXT limit box available in most databases. It will limit the articles found to only those that you can view and print immediately.

Search@UW Articles

Search @UW  has full text articles too.

  1. Do a search for your topic
  2. To see only Peer-Reviewed Journals, click "Peer-reviewed" on the left side.
  3. When you find a good title, click View It to link to a full text copy of the article.
    • From Off-Campus you will be asked to log-in with your campus username and password.
  4. Click the link that appears to go to a copy of the article that you can read, print, save or e-mail.

Reading a scientific article