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Subject Guide for Biology

Brief Description: The science that studies living organisms.

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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic or Scholarly Articles 
Indexes and databases are used to locate published journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, reports, scholarly research, and patents.

CU Agricola
This database includes more than 2.5 million bibliographic references (records) covering agricultural science and allied disciplines with the life sciences. Coverage: 1970 - present.

 

CU Animal Behavior Abstracts
This database index includes references to articles in leading journals about behavioral ecology, genetics, and applied ethology. NOTE: click on "search subfiles" under "Biological Sciences" to access database.

 

CU Biological Abstracts via EBSCO
This database includes bibliographic references (records) with abstracts derived from life sciences research journals published worldwide. Contains some links to full text articles. Coverage: 1969 - present.

 

CU BioOne
Full text articles from selected scientific journals. Coverage: 2000 - present.

 

CU General Science Abstracts / Full Text
Index to general science literature from the U.S. and Europe. Contains some links to full text articles. Coverage: 1984 - present.

 

CU Medline
More than 12 million references to journal articles covering all aspects of medicine --some with links to full-text articles. Coverage: 1965 - present.

 

CU ScienceDirect
Contains full text articles from Elsevier published journals. Coverage: 1997 - present.

 

CU Scirus
This search engine can search 200 million webpages for scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data.  Subject areas covered include agricultural and biological sciences, astronomy, biosciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, (business and management), engineering (energy and technology), environmental sciences, languages and linguistics, law, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, physics, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and sociology.

 

CU Visual Histology
The Visual Histology Video Learning System is a collection of 26 one-half hour online streaming video tutorials that cover the body's histological organization.

 

CU Web of Science
Formerly ISI Citation indexes. Coverage: 1970 - present.

 

CU Zoological Record
A comprehensive index to zoological literature. Records cover every aspect of zoology, including biochemistry, behavior, ecology evolution, genetics, etc. Includes citations and taxonomic classification information. Coverage: 1978 - present.

Handbooks and Style Manuals
Print resources link to Chinook, the UCB online catalog.

CU ENVIROnetBASE
More than 140 CRC Handbooks online

 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Science Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001

Also online at: APA Style.org

Council of Biology Editors Style Manual
Science Stacks QH304 .C68 1978

 

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed.
Science Ref LB2369 .T8 1996

 

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.
Reference Z253 .C57 2003

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries for Biology
Use these resources to gather background information, definitions, and explanations. Print resources link to Chinook, the UCB online catalog.

CU Access Science - Encyclopedia for Science and Technology
http://www.accessscience.com/server-java/Arknoid/science/AS

 

Bio Tech's Life Sciences Dictionary
http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/search/dict-search.html

 

A Dictionary Catalogue of the Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology
Science Z7991 B67

 

A Dictionary of Biology 4th edition
Science Ref QH302.5 D5 2000

 

Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
http://on.to/dictionary

 

The Encyclopedia of Earth
http://www.eoearth.org/

 

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Science Ref QH302.5 E53 2001

 

Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
http://db.portlandpress.co.uk/glick/search.htm

 

Glossary of Marine Biology
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/glossary.html

 

Index Kewensis
Science Ref QK11 I4 1895a v.1 & v.2

 

Index Kewensis plantarum phanerogamarum. Supplementum
Located in the University's Herbarium Call Nr. 582 In23 Suppl.
Please contact the Herbarium or the Science Reference Desk

 

Plant Science Catalog; Botany Subject Index. Compiled by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Library
Science Z5360 U53

Internet Links for Biology
These are selected sites providing access to research and information. Be sure to cite the information correctly when using it for assignments.

All the Virology on the WWW
http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/garryfavweb.html

 

Audubon's Birds of America at the University of Pittsburgh
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon/

 

Biodiversity Hotspots
http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/

 

BioTech
http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/

 

BioInteractive
http://www.biointeractive.org/

 

BiologyBrowser
http://www.BiologyBrowser.org/

 

BRENDA: the Comprehensive Enzyme Information System
http://www.brenda-enzymes.info/

 

Cells Alive!
http://www.cellsalive.com/

 

Center for Human Genome Studies (CHGS)
http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/pa/science21/HumanGenome.html

 

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin
http://darwin-online.org.uk/

 

CROET (Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental
Toxicology) Web

http://www.ohsu.edu/croet/

 

The Encyclopedia of Life
http://www.eol.org/

 

Entomology Index of Internet Resources
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/

 

Environmental Sites on the Internet
http://www.ima.kth.se/eng/index.htm

 

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)
http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/

 

Green Fluorescent Protein Applications Page
http://www.yale.edu/rosenbaum/gfp_gateway.html

 

Human Genome Resources
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/

 

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
http://www.itis.gov/

 

LifeWorks: explore health and medical science careers
http://www.science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks.nsf/feature/

 

Marine Biology WEB
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html

 

MendelWeb
http://www.mendelweb.org/

 

Microrobes.info The Microbiology Information Portal

http://microbes.info/

 

Molecular Biology Notebook
http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/notebook/courses/guide/

 

National Biological Information Infrastructure
http://www.nbii.gov/

 

National Human Genome Research Institute
http://www.genome.gov/

 

National Library for the Environment
http://www.cnie.org/nle/

 

NatureServe
http://www.natureserve.org/

 

NCBI Taxonomy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/taxonomyhome.html

 

Neurosciences on the Internet.
http://www.neuroguide.com/

 

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
http://www.itis.gov/

 

Pedro's Biomolecular Research Tools
http://www.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de/BioNet/Pedro/research_tools.html

 

PLANTS national database
http://plants.usda.gov/

 

Social Insects World Wide Web (SIWeb)
http://research.amnh.org/entomology/social_insects/mainpage.html

 

Tree of Life
http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html

 

University of Florida Book of Insect Records
http://ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu/

 

Virtual Galapagos
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~kpt/terraquest/galapagos/intro.html

 

Wildland Invasive Species Program
http://tncinvasives.ucdavis.edu/

 

World Index of Biomolecular Visualization Resources
http://molvis.sdsc.edu/visres/index.html