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A full-text database of over 200 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences

High-Quality Content with a Budget-Friendly Price Tag

BioOne was founded by independent publishers and librarians in 1999. Today, BioOne Complete policies and pricing are designed to sustainably deliver critical research in the biosciences to a worldwide user base.

Benefits for Library Partners


Affordable: Tiered pricing and discounts via 40+ consortia

Efficient: Access a critical mass of content with a single subscription

Support for strategic research: Trusted content on the impacts of climate change on global ecosystems; research relevant to many of the United Nations’ SDGs

Flexible: Anytime subscription starts plus a new one-time purchase option

Mission-aligned: Over $63 million in subscription funds have been returned to BioOne publishing partners and re-invested in sustainable scholarly communications. In addition, 33 open access titles are available alongside the subscribed collection

Valuable Features and Tools


Post-cancellation access provided at no cost for subscribed content

Remote access to support on and off-campus users

Enhanced accessibility via Google Translate

Integrated discovery via MARC records and 15+ indexing and discovery partners

Seamless reference tools compatible with EndNote, RefWorks and more

Usage analytics via COUNTER 5-compliant statistics and SUSHI harvesting


Case Studies

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“BioOne Complete is a great research tool for our biology program! It offers amazing scientific focused content, which is very useful for the life science courses and professional research by our students and faculty.”

Aida Almanza
Arts & Sciences Librarian
Texas A&M University-San Antonio

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"From the consortial perspective, working with BioOne has been amazing. Our sales manager, Chelsea, is responsive, transparent, and a joy to work with. BioOne makes it clear that their top priority is to offer the fairest pricing that they can provide to promote the advancement of scholarship and science. Libraries can be assured that they are working with a vendor with their best interests at heart."

Ann Kaste
Electronic Resources Librarian Cooperative Purchasing and Electronic Resource Services (CPERS)
University of Minnesota Libraries

Logo: NC State University

“The BioOne Complete Archive was a great option for us. We were able to simplify our holdings and fill in gaps left in our collection by changing subscription models, and we find that we get good use of the BioOne backfile.”

Danica Lewis
Collections & Research Librarian
for Life Sciences
North Carolina State University Libraries

"I would recommend BioOne Complete to any institution who, like us, is looking for a cost-effective means of accessing journals that meet an important niche requirement."

– Roger Pawson, Head of E-Resource Management

Case Study for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

"Based on the academic value, relevant subjects, and acceptable cost, we had to have this resource."

– Dong Yue, Librarian

Case Study for the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Library

"BioOne Complete includes journals from many smaller publishers and societies, which we would otherwise struggle to get access to. It would also be just too messy to acquire these journals individually.”

– Lee-Yen Han, Liaison Librarian, Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

Case Study for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

“With BioOne Complete there have been no concerns with the cost per download and even with the addition of new titles, the price isn’t impacted.”

— Amy Castillo, Manager, Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communication, Dick Smith Library

Case Study for Tarleton State University

"BioOne Complete offers the ability to acquire quality titles which would otherwise be difficult to get. [It] provides a cost-effective way to subscribe to bioscience titles and being well below the average inter-library loan cost, is very positive. If universities are looking for biology packages, then yes, I would recommend BioOne Complete.”

– George Meerburg, Bioscience Information Specialist

Case Study for University of Amsterdam

“Prior to acquiring BioOne Complete, we had some difficulties acquiring some specific journals as they were expensive. BioOne Complete enabled us to consolidate our holdings, providing access to many unique titles which are part of such a great collection. This also meant cost savings for the university.”

— David Frank, Deputy Head, University Library

Case Study for University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

For More Information

For more detail on both institutional options, click on the "How to Subscribe" tab or see our BioOne Complete for Librarians flyer.
Complete title lists for both institutional options are also available.

Contact us to discuss your library or insitution's needs.

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