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  • Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America Gale
    Extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.(2001)

  • Bioethics Gale
    Covers the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations (2014)

  • Biotechnology in Context Gale
    Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues. (2012)

  • Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Elsevier
    covers not only the usual topics such as communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation, and the history of the field, but also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation, and applications of animal behavior. (2010)

  • Encyclopedia of Biomes Gale
    Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems.(2000)

  • Encyclopedia of Ecology Gale
    Covers the complete field of ecology, from general to applied.(2008)

  • Encyclopedia of Evolution Oxford
    A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. (2002)

  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology ScienceDirect
    Authoritative comprehensive articles on subjects in microbiology.(2009)

  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia : Evolution Gale
    Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution. (2011)

  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia : Extinction Gale
    This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers. (2013)

  • Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource Gale
    Offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. (2005)

  • JSTOR Plant Science


  • Chemical Compounds Gale
    Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. (2006)

  • Chemistry: Foundations and Applications Gale
    Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, as well as biotechnology. (2004)

Research Articles


  • Tree of Life
    A collaborative effort of biologists to provide information about the diversity of organisms on earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.

  • WebElements Periodic Table
    Comprehensive and in-depth information about the elements linked from the interactive periodic table.

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