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BLY 101: Life Science I: Finding Articles

Finding Articles

The easiest way to find articles on life science is to use the Library's databases. Many of these are fulltext databases and those that are not will link you to the fulltext of an article if the Library subscribes to the journal.

Library subscribed databases are listed alphabetically on the Databases & e-Reference page.

If you have the complete citation for an article and need only to see if the Library subscribes to the journal, use Journal/E-Book List.



OneSearch is the Library's new source for one-stop shopping for many Library-provided resources. See this guide:


 for detailed instructions on its use.

Google Scholar

In order to use Google Scholar to access the Libraries' full text resources from off-campus you need to go through the Marx Library web site or through in order to be recognized as affiliated with the University of South Alabama. After you login, change your preferences:

  1. Once you get to Google Scholar, choose Scholar Preferences from the top right, next to Sign in
  2. In the Library Links box, type University of South Alabama
  3. You should get three choices:University of South Alabama - Full-Text@USA ; Alabama Virtual Library - AONE Full Text@AVL , and Open WorldCat (Library Search)
  4. Check the boxes in front of each one except Alabama Virtual Library - AONE Full Text @ AVL
  5. Click Save Preferences
Google Scholar Search