F&M College Library

BIO 220: Principles of Physiology and Development

A course in organismic biology, emphasizing the principles of physiology and development in both animals and plants.

Web of Science is an excellent and comprehensive biology-related database.

Once you have refined your searching in Discover, try your successful search strategy in Web of Science. You can refine searches by adjusting dates, document types, and categories. And you can sort search output by relevance, dates or citations. Citation tracker is a valuable means to gauge article relevance. The selected journals are just a sample of scholarly resources. The Scientific Literature slide show will tell you more about primary literature and peer review. 

Selected Journals

The journals listed below have an excellent focus in the areas of plant and animal physiology. Browsing issues may inspire research topics and build context. After you develop your topic, use databases to search these and many more journals.

American Journal of Botany

American Journal of Physiology

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A: Comparative Physiology

Comparative Medicine

Current Topics In Developmental Biology


Developmental Biology 

Journal Of Experimental Biology

Journal Of Experimental Botany

Journal Of Experimental Zoology: Part A: Ecological Genetics And Physiology

Journal Of General Physiology

Journal Of Physiology

New Phytologist

Oecologia & Functional Ecology

Plant And Cell Physiology

Plant Cell and Environment

Plant Physiology

Suggested Databases

These databases compile information on thousands of journals and millions of articles for easy searching. Databases usually lead you to a citation and an abstract based on your topic.

Scientific Literature


Interlibrary Loan

To request articles or books/book chapters or other materials not available at F&M, use Interlibrary Loan/ILL