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Encyclopedias and Reference Collections
These tools will provide a basic introduction to a wide variety of biology topics. They can be a good place to start as your are familiarizing yourself with a topic.
Covers key cases in bioethics, the human biome, GMOs, emergency preparedness, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others.
An online, cross-searchable collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias from more than 50 publishers on a variety of subjects; includes encyclopedias on paleontology, human genome, and more.
Cross-searchable collection of over 25 reference titles from Gale, including encyclopedias on bioethics, environmental ethics, public health, animal life, scientific biography, history of ideas, and more.
Cross-searchable collection of more thatn 100 encyclopedias and handbooks from SAGE, including encyclopedias on stem cell research, nanoscience, epidemiology, global warming, green cities, the mind, and more.
Biology News Resources
Following scientific news resources allow you to learn about new findings and popular topics in the field of biology.
News items, editorials, book reviews, podcasts, videos and more from Nature: International Journal of Science.
Science and technology news in both print (Call #: PER. 505 N532) and online format. To browse current issue online, click the link above, choose Nexis Uni, select Advanced Search, type New Scientist in the Publication box and click Search. You can limit by date range and search within on the left-hand side.
Magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Provides an understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world.
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