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Biology: Reference Sources


Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
17 volumes

The first revised edition in 30 years, Grzimek's (pronounced CHIM-ecks) is the classic animal encyclopedia. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more.

Call Number:
Ref QL45 .G813 2003

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Web site where one can find "authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world."

 
 

CalPhotos

A database of almost 200,000 biological images.

 

Animal Sciences

Explores the wide-ranging diversity that exists within the animal kingdom. Entries examine how animals develop, animal ecology and behavior, and the connection between animals and humans. Also includes biographies of key scientists who have contributed to the study of animal life, as well as career opportunities within the field.




Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
6 volumes

A guide to plants and aninals found in the United States that have been identified as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Call Number:
Ref QH77 .N56 B43 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor


Biology

Comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of biological science, including its history and issues. Includes articles on biology-related careers and important individuals, as well as topics from active transport to zoology research. Amply illustrated with full-color photos and line drawings. Glossary illuminates scientific terms.



Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference

Includes dictionaries of Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences, Scientists, and Zoology.

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Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms
2 volumes

Although more than 20 years old, this set is still helpful in identifying genus and species of different animals.

Call Number:
Ref QH83 .S89

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Walker's Mammals of the Worlds
2 volumes

Walker's is the source for comprehensive information on mammals.

Call Number:
Ref QL703 .W222 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Evolution
2 volumes

This set is a good starting point to look up concepts surrounding the topic of evolution.

Call Number:
Ref QH360.2 .E54 2002

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

World Atlas of Biodiversity: Earth's Living Resources in the 21st Century

Good overview volume on the concept of biodiversity and the state of the world's biodiversity.

Call Number:
Ref QH541.15 .B56 G762 2002

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Contains over 300 authoritative articles on all aspects of biodiversity.

Call Number:
Ref QH541.15 .B56 E53 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Bioethics
5 volumes

Covers healthcare ethics in all its aspects, including fertility and reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, public health, mental health, human subjects and animal research, bioterrorism, organ donation and transplant, death and dying, and healthcare access. Includes cross-cultural approaches, comparative religious and philosophical ethics, and global perspectives.

Call Number:
Ref QH332 . E52 2004

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor