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Resources for students taking biology and biology-related courses.

Ask Your Librarian

Beginning January 17, 2023, Librarian Chat is available 24/7; you may get assistance from a librarian at a different school & a SCC librarian may follow up via email. 
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Outside of the above hours, e-ref chat is available and will be staffed by non-Solano College librarians.  If your question requires a Solano College librarian, please email and one of us will respond within 24 hours.
When the chat session ends, you can request that a transcript of the chat be emailed to you.

Welcome to the Solano College Library research guide for Biology

Science Reference Center

Full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete

This leading full-text database covers the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.


Content includes: over 25 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine; citations from over 5,200 worldwide journals in 60 languages; coverage dating back to 1809; some full-text articles.

Accessing Resources from Off-Campus

The library's databases (journals, magazines, newspapers, e-books, films, images, etc.) are accessible from off campus with your MySolano username and password using our built in proxy server

About the Biology guide

Biology GuideThis research guide provides links and information on best choices for research in the fields of biology and microbiology, as well as citation information. If you have a question, always feel free to ask a librarian in person, by phone or by chat!

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