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A general guide to resources in the field of biology

Welcome to the Biology Research Guide at UVic Libraries

This site brings together resources available from UVic Libraries to help connect you with relevant course and research materials.

Click on the tabs on this page to uncover detailed lists of resources to help answer your questions.  Each tab is comprised of the best sources for finding what you need.

If you've been searching and can't find what you're looking for, ask me by sending an email to

Are you searching for Biology peer reviewed articles?

Web of Science (WOS) is best choice to search for biological articles. Click here to access Web of Science.

Are you looking for a specific peer reviewed article, e-book, or book?

You can type the name of the article, e-book, or book into UVic Library Search. UVic Library Search lets you simultaneously search the Library's many full text e-journal articles as well as its print and book collection. 

Click here to access Library Search.

Are you looking for a specific peer reviewed article that UVic Libraries does not have access to?

Fastest way to obtain articles for which UVic does not have a subscription is through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary loan provides you with resources from other libraries when UVic does not hold the item you need for your study or research.

Click here to request peer reviewed articles for free.


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