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Biology Resource Guide: Selected Reference Sources

Selected Online Reference Sources

Gale eBooks
The GVRL database includes several good online life sciences encyclopedias. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of the animal world. Entries often include maps, photographs, and beautiful color illustrations. Also available in print (REF QL7 .G7813 2004). The Biology online encylopedia aims to provide "as broad an introduction as possible to the many facets of biology" as well as offering in-depth treatment of topics such as molecular genetics and human physiology. Genetics covers all aspects of genetics including ethical, legal, and social issues. Extra features include color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and a discussion of careers in genetics. Animal Sciences addresses topics such as how animals develop, animal ecology and behavior, and interactions between animals and humans. Plant Sciences is a 4 volume encyclopedia covering all aspects of plant sciences. The Encyclopedia of Bioethics contains original articles, including bibliographies, on bioethics topics.
Encyclopedia of the Human Brain
This reference sources contains brief but comprehensive summaries of all aspects of the human brain and nervous system.
Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment
Described by the publishers as "the first ever Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. It contains over 250 entries written by the world's foremost authorities on fish physiology with topic coverage from fish genomics through to behavior. Extensive entries in systems physiology are integrated with anatomy, the environment, and phylogentics to provide a comprehensive coverage of the field."


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