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BIOS 202: Microbiology for Allied Health: Tools for finding original research articles

Use this guide to find information on library resources for BIOS202 - Microbiology for Allied Health.

Library databases containing scientific articles

Library subscription databases that require a login from your personal device.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS): searches most of the library's databases



Gale in Context Science

To use these databases, see the individual boxes below to locate articles within these sources.  These databases can be used on campus or from your personal device.  You must login with your Workday credentials. 

Choose the option for full text, scholarly journals.

To search for original research articles, use the following search terms:

1. your topic

2. blind trial

EBSCO Discovery Service: EDS 2020

Other databases containing science and original research articles

There are many databases of science articles available via the Internet.  These databases are free and do not require you to log in.

PubMed Central: is from the National Library of Medicine and contains only full text articles

PLOS, Public Library of Science: has many journals related to health and science that contain only full text articles.

BMC Biology

Directory of Open Access Journals

See the individual boxes below to locate articles within these sources.

PubMed Central PMC


PLOS Public Library of Science

PLOS stands for the Public Library of Science, and this is an open access source (free to all via the Internet) containing full text of journal articles on all areas of science and medicine.

The following journals make up the PLOS platform:

PLOS One: this online journal has full text original research articles in all areas of science

PLOS Biology

PLOS Medicine

PLOS Genetics

PLOS Pathogens

BMC Biology

BMC Biology is an open access online journal that provides full text articles for free.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals