A branch of science  (as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life processes.
Life science. (n. d.). In Meriam-Webster. Retrieved from

Terms to Search

biology, diet, genetics, health, human anatomy, human physiology, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, population


This link allows searching across all Library databases.

Online Open Access Journals

Biodiversity Research and Conservation
Biological Letters
CBE:  Life Sciences Education
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Electronic Journal of Biology
International Journal of Life Sciences and Technology
Journal of Tropical Life Sciences

Print Books

This link provides a listing of all print books in the Library collections.


Books 24x7
Credo Reference
eBooks by EBSCOhost
Safari Books Online


Life Sciences Search Engine
This will search all of the websites listed below simultaneously or you may choose to select specific search site(s)  to search.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Institute of Biological Sciences website featuring articles on biodiversity, environment, genomes, biotechnology, evolution and scientific policy.
Air & Waste Management Association
Tool for national air quality information, including daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US. Links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Sports Medicine  (ASCM)
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Physics
American Physical Society
Anatomic images online from the Visible Human Project.
Cells Alive
Interactive film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for educational use and medical research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on health and safety topics, such as diseases, healthy living, environmental health. Gateway to related CDC organizations.
Choose My Plate
USDA website providing tools for nutrition information, weight management, physical activity, healthy eating tips.
Online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in physics and astronomy education.
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental issues, such as air, climate, green living, health and safety, pesticides, etc. Science and Technology section features research on environmental issues, followed by laws and research on those issues.
Eric Weisstein's World of Science
Wolfram Research, Inc. sponsors this site covering scientific biographies, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics and physics, with basic definitions of major topics in each field.
Food and Drug Administration
Website features information for consumer, health professional, scientists and researchers and industry providers. Featured topics include nutrition, drugs, medical devices and regulatory information.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Resources include science videos and animation, virtual labs, Ask-a-Scientist service for your science questions.
Indoor Air Quality Association  (IAQA)
Institute of Medicine
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
US Department of Energy Office of Science national lab that conducts scientific research across a range of scientific disciplines.
Mathematical tools, simulations, videos.
Mayo Clinic
Non-profit hospital known for treating difficult medical problems, the Clinic's website features information on patient care, health information, Mayo Clinic research.
MedlinePlus:  Anatomy Videos
Animated videos illustrate the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.  Requires QuickTime plug-in.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís site focused on weather, climate, conservation and protection of natural resources.
National Association of Environmental Professionals
National Institutes of Health
The National Institute of Health site highlights the latest science and health news, medical research initiatives and is the gateway to the 27 institutes and centers, which focus their research on specifics diseases or body systems.
National Library of Medicine
Website offers direct access to search NLM's library (items can be requested by your DeVry library through Interlibrary Loan), health and medical databases such as PubMed, TOXNET and others, health news, a medical dictionary and reading on medical topics.
The USDA National Agriculture Library's site providing government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.  (Institute of Physics)
Guide to physics resources, including a database of over 4,000 physics websites.
Website of the American Physiological Society, highlighting peer-reviewed journals in the physiological sciences.
Population Statistics
International statistics on ageing, longevity, migrants and more from the UN.
Table of Physics Equations
Tutor 4
Formulas, physics calculators, tutorials on physics
US Department of Energy
Public services including state and local solutions, the energy economy, tax rebates. Science and Innovation solutions to address energy, environmental and nuclear challenges.
US Department of Energy Genomics
Archives of the Human Genome Project and the Microbial Genome Program.
World Bank
Features national and international statistics on health, nutrition and population; research on environmental and energy resources.
World Health Organization
Website provides information on health topics, data and statistics, news, WHO publications and projects.