Biology Resource Guide
Revised 1/2021 KT
The following databases are recommended:
- Academic Search Complete
- Access Medicine
- Access Science
- AGRICOLA (Natural Agriculture Library)
- Biological and Agricultural Index Plus (does not have full-text articles)
- Biological Science Collection
- CINAHL Complete
- Cochrane Library
- Environment Complete
- Research Library
- Science Database
- Today's Science
The following journals are recommended:
The following subject searches and books are recommended:
- Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics - Roger Lincoln, Geoff Boxshall, & Paul Clark
- Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - Valerie C. Scanlon & Tina Sanders
- Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth - Lynn Margulis & Karlene V. Schwartz
- 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island - Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant
- Life on Earth: A Natural History - David Attenborough
- The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behaviour - David Attenborough
- Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla - Claus Nielsen
- The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought - edited by Michael Ruse
- A Dictionary of Biology - Oxford University Press
- Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology - Frank J. Dye
- A Dictionary of Ecology - edited by Michael Allaby
- A Dictonary of Zoology - edited by Michael Allaby
- Essentials of Molecular Biology - George M. Malacinski & David Freifelder
- Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective - edited by Sara Stinson, Barry Bogin, & Dennis O'Rourke
- Microbiology Demystified - Tom Betsy & Jim Keogh
- The Penguin Dictionary of Biology - M. Thain & M. Hickman
- Practical Botany: Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Ecology, and Plant Utilization - Ashok Bendre
The following websites are recommended:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science – Resources to advances science and serve society with initiatives in science policy, education, career support, and public engagement.
- American Institute of Biological Sciences – Policy, publication, and professional development resources for promoting the use of science to inform decision-making and advance biology.
- Animal Diversity Web – Online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library – Open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives, headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.
- Biology in Motion: Activities and Exhibits – Animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to engage users in learning biology.
- Biology Online – Online database of biology terms and topics.
- The Biology Project – Interactive online resources for learning biology developed at the University of Arizona.
- Catalogue of Life – Consistent and up-to-date listing of all of the world’s known species.
- Cells Alive! – Film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research.
- Darwin Manuscripts – The American Museum of Natural History’s collection of images from Charles Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
- Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research – Data and research dedicated to bio-based products, clean energy, and next generation technologies.
- Encyclopedia of Life – Online collection of biodiversity resources hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
- Genomic Science Program – U.S. Department of Energy’s research devoted to understanding the systems biology of plants and microbes and how they respond to and modify their environment.
- Human Genome Project – Historical documentation of the Human Genome Project, devoted to identify the genes in the human genome.
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System – Searchable taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North American and the world.
- National Academy of Sciences – Publications and resources devoted to matters related to science and technology.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information – Resources for advancing science and health through access to biomedical and genomic research.
- National Science Foundation Directorate of Biological Sciences – Funding, programs, and resources for research in the frontiers of biological knowledge and the understanding of complex systems.
- NatureServe Explorer – Online guide to information on rare and endangered species and ecosystems in the Americas.
- NIH Human Microbiome Project – Studies and data related to the characterization of the human microbiome.
- NOAA Habitat Conservation – Resources and information devoted to habitat conservation for threatened and endangered species.
- SciCheck – FactCheck.org’s feature focusing exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims made by partisans to influence public policy.
- Science.gov – Online resource that searches over 60 databases and 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to authoritative federal science information.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Exhibits, collections, and educational resources devoted to understanding the natural world and our place in it.
- Tree of Life – Media, photographs, and articles regarding every species of organisms, living or extinct.
- USDA Plants Database – Standardized information about plants of the U.S. and its territories.
- USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Index – Central repository of reports, data sets, maps, and general information on biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species
- USGS Water Resources – Resources and information on water projects and research in the United States.