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Biological Sciences: Home

This guide includes information on how to find biological information. Biological sciences encompasses many fields of research including ecology, evolution, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, neurobiology and zoology to name a few fields.

Helpful books for writing papers in biology

Academic Literacy Discovery Tool

As described, "Sciencescape’s online platform has organized the 25 million papers that make up biomedicine into hundreds of thousands of fields covering every topic in the life sciences, allowing researchers to subscribe to those fields in real-time. It is completely free for academics to use the platform and create their own custom feed of real-time research, including all other functionalities of Sciencescape (such as using our search engine, historical field charts, libraries, broadcasts and more)."
You can join and read additional information about Sciencescape through link at:

Teaching Tools in Plant Biology

Teaching Tools in Plant Biology, a supplementary a supplementary material from The Plant Cell published by the American Society of Plant Biologists, provides information on topics, slides, and readings that can be used separately or integrated into your lesson plans.


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Scholarly Communication Toolkit

Searching Biological Literature

Biological information can be found in many formats including books, journal articles, datasets, images, conference proceedings, etc.

Journal literature is a major component of biological literature.  The following databases are essential tools for searching biological literature.

Find Articles including peer-reviewed articles using:

Other Useful Resources

Search handbooks and encyclopedia for background information, property data or definition/explanation of terms.

Subject Guide

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