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Biological Sciences

Provides resources for the biological sciences.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Biology

Reference Collection Section - 2nd Floor (2004)

Encyclopedia of Genetics

Reference Collection Section - 2nd Floor (2006)

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships : a Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animal

Reference Collection Section - 2nd Floor (2009)

General Biology

Electronic Resource 2020

Heritable Human Genome Editing

Electronic Resource 2020

Human Genetics and Ethics

Electronic Resource 2018


Electronic Resource 2018

Recommended Titles for Statistical Methods in the Sciences

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases