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Web of Science - Core Collection
Database with mainly Natural Sciences resources. You will find Zoological Record under All Databases in Web of Science.

A comprehensive database of biomedical literature from MEDLINE (1966-), life science journals, and online books. Include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. Also contains OLDMEDLINE (1949-1965) and PubMed in Process.

SciFinder Scholar / Chemical Abstracts
Full access to Chemical Abstracts, CAS Registry file and MEDLINE. Contains bibliographical references as well as information about chemical substances, structures, reactions, and patents.

Scopus (Elsevier) 
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources and citations within natural sciences, medicine and social sciences. Contains journals (several Open Access), conferences and patents.

Zoological Record (Web of Science)
Covers all aspects of modern animal research, including systematics, taxonomy, evolution, behaviour, ecology, parasitology, physiology, and zoogeography.

bioRxiv is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences.

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Other useful resources

Faculty of 1000 - Biology
Important articles reviewed and commented on by bioscience researchers.

Tair: The Arabidopsis Information Resource


Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Online encyclopedia with both introductory and advanced articles. 

Other encyclopedias


Oxford Dictionary - Science and Technology

Digital Master's thesis 

Taxonomi and nomenclature

Find an organisms place in the phylogeny or it's latin name

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