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Library Print Resources

  • Madonna Library's Print Holdings
    Here, you can see a listing of Madonna University Library's holdings with "biology" as a keyword search. You'll also see that there are several ebooks listed (they include [electronic resource] in the title) that you can access from your web browser anywhere!
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  • ebooks Only, Please! 
    This is listing of eBooks only that are related to forensics.
  • Biology Print Reserves
    This is where you'll find print resources available at the library's circulation desk for checkout for IN LIBRARY USE only. You can sort this list by course number, title, etc.

Websites You Should Review

  • NSGS NAS: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
    The USGS's Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database is a repository that provides real-time data about the occurrence and distribution of introduced aquatic organism in the US, focusing on freshwater organisms and fishes.
  • Catalogue of Life | Indexing the world's known species
    The Catalogue of Life is a quality-assured checklist of more than 1.3 million species of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, about 70% of all those known to science. An uncomplicated structure, and both minimal and standardised dataset provide a sound baseline of species information for all biologists. The Catalogue of Life is unique in its breadth of coverage of organisms, the degree of validation in the knowledge set, and its wide global take-up.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System
    Welcome to ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System! Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. We are a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies (ITIS-North America); other organizations; and taxonomic specialists. ITIS is also a partner of Species 2000 and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The ITIS and Species 2000 Catalogue of Life (CoL) partnership is proud to provide the taxonomic backbone to the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
  • Darwin Manuscripts Project
    The Darwin Manuscripts Project is a part of the much larger American Museum of Natural History museum web site. This site allows students the opportunity to follow the travels. observations, and discoveries made by Charles Darwin, as told in his journals.
  • NOAA Habitat Conservation
    The NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation protects, restores, and promotes stewardship of coastal and marine habitat to support our nation's fisheries for future generations. Focus is primarily on coastal and marine habitats. 
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world findpragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. This is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on the conservation status of plants and animals (and fungi and protists) around the world. The online database contains taxonomic, assessment, geographic, population, habitat, threat, conservation, and bibliographic information on over 60,000 species (as of 2011).
  • USGS Water Resources of the United States
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects information needed to understand the Nation's water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to recent water projects and events.
  • ARKive
    ARKive - the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. Includes endangered species videos, photos, facts & education resources.
  • Human Microbiome Project
    The aim of the HMP is to characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and to look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health.
  • Bug Guide
    An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
  • Plant Database
    This plant database provided by the US Department of Agriculture, allow users to quickly and easily see plants that are native to particular reasons, adapt well to certain degrees of sunlight and soil conditions, and even pick plants based on color and bloom time