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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:
Biology QH301-705.5

Botany QK1-989

Zoology QL1-991

Human anatomy QM1-695

Physiology QP1-981

Microbiology QR1-502


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 many species.

Animal 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 include 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.

WildFinder is 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.

PubMed Central is 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 articles.

PLoS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published monthly, online and in print, by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).

Biology Online: Information in the Biological Sciences A searchable collection of tutorials on various subjects of biology, links, and an online dictionary.

Scirus is a search engine for scientific information only.

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