Michigan State University

On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.


Finding Journal Literature

Unsure which database to use to search for your topic? Check out this guide to Choosing the Appropriate Biological Literature Database: Opens in a New Tab.

PubMed @ MSU: Opens in a New Tab 
In PubMed you may see this icon Spartan block S Full Text button to access full text articles. We have created a short video that demonstrates how to find the full text in PubMed and what to do if you cannot find it.

Full Text Reference Sources

  • EcoSal: Opens in a New Tab

    Continually updated Web resource from ASM based on the classic book: Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. It contains an archive of knowledge about the enteric bacterial cell with background and links to active databases of primary research information.

  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: Opens in a New Tab

    Contains articles written by scientists at the introductory and advanced level for all areas of biology. Good for background information on a topic.


Journal Citations