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Biological Sciences - Molecular & Cell Biology

Background Sources

Need to do some background reading to help you better understand you topic? Get started with:

Articles Written for Non-Specialists

Search for your topic in a database like Web of Science or Scopus, and limit your results to one of the journals below.

Or, browse online issues by searching for these titles in the E-Journals list.

  • American Scientist
  • BioScience
  • Chemical Heritage / CHF
  • Chemical & Engineering News
  • Discover Magazine
  • Journal of Chemical Education
  • New Scientist
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Science News
  • Science Progress: Science Reviews
  • Scientific American
  • The Scientist

After compiling all your resources for a paper it is important to accurately cite the information gathered. There are a number of style guides for print and electronic resources available at the Library. Please check with you professor for his/her preferred citation style.

Contact Information

Deb Werner
Biomedical Reference Librarian
Crerar Library Room 127
773-702-8552
Email Deb

Get Help

Science librarians can help you identify and use biology resources. Go to the Ask a Librarian page for assistance via email, chat, or phone. 

Or, request a special training session on any topic for small groups or individuals.