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Library Online Reference Resources

Notable Websites

  • Encyclopedia of Life
    Knowledge about life on earth available in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.
  • Scitable
    A free science library and personal learning tool that concentrates on genetics and cell biology.
  • Catalogue of Life
    Quality-assured checklist of more than 1.5 million species known to science.
  • ITIS
    The Integrated Taxonomic Information System provides a very simple application to help find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of the world.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    Provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health

The Scientific Method


Journal Articles

Montante Family Library Biology Databases  List of primary databases used to find full-text articles and abstracts in the field of biology.

PLOS Biology  The Public Library of Science peer-reviewed open-access journal in the field of biology.

Directory of Public Access Journals DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.  Open access means that the full text of the articles is free.  The database is easily filtered by subject and searched using keywords.

Digital Commons Network  Free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Found the perfect article but can't find the full text?  The library provides a document delivery service. Create a profile in ILLIAD and submit your request for any journal article and the library will deliver a pdf of the article to your ILLiad account.

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Subject Specific Library Resources

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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - Albert Lehninger; Michael M. Cox; David L. Nelson
Call Number: QD415 .L44 2008
ISBN: 9780716771081
Publication Date: 2008-02-01

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Essentials of Genetics - William S. Klug; Michael R. Cummings; Charlotte A. Spencer; Michael A. Palladino
Call Number: QH430 .K576 2013
ISBN: 9780321803115
Publication Date: 2012-10-12

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Evolution - David D. Zeigler
Call Number: Electronic
ISBN: 9780128004173
Publication Date: 2014-01-01


EurekAlert for Biology News

EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society.

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Scientific Writing Help

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A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology - Karin Knisely
Call Number: QH304 .K59 2009
ISBN: 9781429234917
Publication Date: 2009-04-10

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Anatomy Resources


An online atlas of human anatomy containing medical images of the whole human body in CT/MRI with labeling in various languages including English and Chinese. 

Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice 


Available in the library or online

Visible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes, and more.

The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders



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