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Microbiology Resource Guide: Websites

Resources selected by faculty and librarians

Open Access Search Engines

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine  one of the best and most comprehensive tools for locating open-access books, journals, dissertations, and other scholarly sources available worldwide.

Featured Websites and Digital Libraries


American Society for Microbiology

BioMed Central  Publisher of 220 peer-reviewed open access journals

Biomedia Galleries

Cells Alive!

EPA Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Life

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

Microbe Project

Microbial Life-Educational Resources

Microbe World

Microbiology @ Nature  (Find Nature full text in libraries' database, i.e. Academic Search Complete--one year embargo)

Society for Applied Microbiology

STEM Careers

Digital Libraries

MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (53 government databases, subject gateways, digital repositories and e-journals)

National Science Digital Library

OAIster More than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan.

Science Portal (U.S. Government)

Virtual Cell Animation Collection is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.


Microbiology Images

USGS - Microbiology Image Gallery