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Biology Resource Guide: Selected Websites

Selected Websites

"The lecture-style videos describe base biology and chemical principles as well as new developments in the areas covered. Notable faculty from universities throughout the world narrate the lectures, which average 30 minutes in length and are accompanied by animations or PowerPoint slides...The site links to a companion resource, iBioMagazine, which provides a collection of 15-minute videos that emphasize the views of the scientists making the discoveries." (CHOICE magazine review)
Encyclopedia of Life
EOL's goal, when complete, is to provided "trusted comprehensive information for every named species on Earth." A notable group foundations and scientific institutions support this endeavor. The information on the website is attractively presented and easy to navigate.
The Cell: An Image Library
Self-described as "a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes." Created by theAmerican Society for Cell Biology.
Worldwide Protein Data Bank
Founded as a global collaboration in 2003, "the mission of the wwPDB is to maintain a single Protein Data Bank Archive of macromolecular structural data that is freely and publicly available to the global community." wwPDB pools the work of three groups, MSD-EBI, PDBj, and the well-known RCSB Protein Data Bank, based at Rutgers University. This "worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D biological macromolecular structure data" is worth visiting for its easy-to-use database of protein data.
Darwin Online
Wonderful website including Darwin's complete publications, private papers and manuscripts, and a catalog of the Beagle's library. Also recommended is Darwin Manuscripts, over 30,000 digitized pages of manuscripts including color images.

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