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Collins Dictionary of Biology This link opens in a new window
Covers all the major fields within the science, including anatomy, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and taxonomy
Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology This link opens in a new window
The revised 3rd edition covers the whole field of pure and applied microbiology and microbial molecular biology.
Birds of the World This link opens in a new window
Birds of the World (Formerly Birds of North America Online) brings together scholarly content from four works of ornithology—Birds of North America and Neotropical Birds with Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive and Bird Families of the World into one hub where you can find comprehensive, authoritative information on birds. With the integration of millions of bird observations from eBird and images from the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World is the most powerful ornithological resource ever created.
eLS This link opens in a new window
Formerly Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, "eLS features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles in the life sciences and is an essential resource for students."
Encyclopedia of Evolution This link opens in a new window
Encyclopedia covering evolutionary biology, including behavioral ecology and developmental biology.
Encyclopedia of Global Change This link opens in a new window
Encyclopedia covering types of phenomena that change life on Earth. “General research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.”
Encyclopedia of Life
Open access, curated, collaborative encyclopedia attempting to assemble information about all identified organisms on Earth. Data for organisms (by common and scientific names) includes an overview, ecology, life history/behavior, conservation, and relevance to humans and ecosystems, media (images, audio and videos as appropriate), maps, a bibliography, and bibliographic references and/or links, collected from databases around the world and/or contributed by members of scientific community.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
Detailed zoological information for animals arranged by taxonomy. Includes descriptions, habitat, behavior, evolution, biology
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation service. Provides information about "vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories." Entries will include scientific name, common name(s), classification, species distribution map, and other categories such as images, legal status, links, wildlife connections. Also includes topical categories such as noxious/invasive, endangered/threatened, wetlands, etc.
Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies
Call Number: Reference RM666 .H33 H363 2004
Publication Date: 2004
A comprehensive handbook (two volumes of 700+ pages each) that offers information about 160 herbal products that have been thoroughly tested in clinical trials. Details of the products and the clinical trials are provided
Physicians' Desk Reference for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs
Call Number: Reference RM671 .A1 P48 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Complete descriptions of the most commonly used OTC medications, with comprehensive information about ingredients, indications, and interactions of hundreds of OTC drugs
The Merck Index by
Call Number: Reference RS51 .M4 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-03
Information on 12,000+ chemical compounds including organic chemicals, botanicals, cosmeceuticals, nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals, natural products, dyes, traditional medicines. Shows chemical and common names, empirical formula, structures for 8500 compounds, CAS registry numbers and citations to patent and chemical literature (usually first identification or synthesis info). Indexes by CAS registry number, empirical formula, common name, chemical name.
Data.gov This link opens in a new window
"Data.gov starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before."
Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
Data source for information on plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, including rare and endangered species. Information includes scientific and common names, conservation status, distribution maps, images for thousands of species, life histories, and conservation needs. NatureServe is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action". ~ from the organizations's website.
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