Biology Subject Guide LRC@TCC
Scope of this guide: find books, articles, and other resources for the study of biology.
Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:
Human anatomy QM1-695
Keywords to search:
biology, botany, microbiology, physiology, zoology, cells, sex biology, reproduction, symbiosis, genetics, heredity, fossils, natural
history, biochemistry, anatomy, life science, bioengineering, bacteriology, microorganisms, specialized area (e.g. marine biology), evolution, extinction
Natural and Physical Sciences Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)
Selected Resources from the Web:
AmphiaWeb offers ready access
to taxonomic information for recognized species of amphibian in the
world. Species accounts are being added regularly by specialists and
volunteers and they contain species descriptions, life history information,
conservation status, literature references, photos and range maps for
Diversity Web is an online database of animal natural
history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology
at the University of Michigan. Thousands of species accounts may
text, pictures of living animals,
photographs and movies
of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds. Students write the text
of these accounts and ADW cannot guarantee their accuracy.
Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially
phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families.
BiologyBrowser produced by Thomson Scientific, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community featuring dictionaries, an animal thesaurus, and a glossary for taxonomy.
a map-driven, searchable database of more than 30,000 species worldwide,
with a powerful search tool that allows users to discover where species
live or explore wild places to find out what species live there.
BIODIDAC is a database of over 5,000 line drawings, photographs, videos, and
animations for biology.
the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences
journal literature. Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free,
except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent
PLoS Biology is
an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published monthly,
online and in print, by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Online: Information in the Biological Sciences A searchable
collection of tutorials on various subjects of biology, links,
and an online
Scirus is a search engine for scientific information only.