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The Biological Sciences are interdisciplinary in nature. Depending on the specific nature of your topic, you may also want to explore the Idaho Health Sciences Library page, and the Resources by Subject pages for other topics such as Chemistry, Computer Science and Technology, Geoscience, Government, News and Current Events, Political Science, etc.

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Core Databases and Indexes

Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions
AGRICOLA Description AGRICOLA (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts) Description BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts) (OvidSP) 1996-2009 Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 10 On & Off Campus
BIOSIS Previews Description BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts) (Web of Knowledge) 1996-2013 Funded by Idaho State University   On & Off Campus
Birds of North America Online Description Birds of North America Online Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Google Scholar Description Google Scholar Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
JSTOR Description JSTOR Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
PubMed Description PubMed - ISU Only Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Science.gov Description Science.gov Available free   Unrestricted
Web of Science Description Web of Science
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Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Wiley Online Library Description Wiley Online Library Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Related Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Community of Science (Grant Research) Description Community of Science (Grant Research) Funded by ISU Office of Sponsored Programs   On & Off Campus
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Description Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Dissertations and Theses - A&I Description Dissertations and Theses - A&I ‡ (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Early English Books Online Description Early English Books Online (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Database Description of EPA Publications Search EPA Publications Search Available free  
Unrestricted
Middle Search Plus Description Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) (an Encyclopedia of Animals) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
National Environmental Publications Information System (NEPIS) Database Description National Environmental Publications Information System (NEPIS) Available free  
Unrestricted
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Description Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Available free   Unrestricted
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special
PubMed Description PubMed Available free   Unrestricted
Science Inventory Description Science Inventory Available free   Unrestricted
Database Description of SciTech Connect SciTech Connect Available free  
Unrestricted
WorldCat Description WorldCat ‡ (FirstSearch) Funded by LiLI   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.


Reference Books

The following are selected resources for research in the biological sciences. For more books on these topics, please use the Library Catalog. Health-related reference books are located in the Idaho Health Sciences Library Reference Collection on the 3rd floor.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

Birds of North America (Reference Collection: QL 681. B 625): This multivolume set contains lengthy articles on specific bird species of North America. Birds are organized by taxonomic class. An index of articles can be found at the end of each year's volumes.

Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms (Reference Collection: QK 10 .H53 2000): A comprehensive, elegantly illustrated glossary that defines over 2,400 terms used to describe vascular plants.

Collins Web-linked Dictionary of Biology (Reference Collection: QH 302.5 .H34 2006): Good basic reference with over 6,500 entries covering all major aspects of biology: anatomy, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, physiology, and taxonomy, with links to related to authoritative Web sites.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Reference Collection: QH 541.15 B 56 E 53 2001): This five-volume set is comprised of articles on evolution, ecology, different major animals groups, economics, and more. Volume five contains a cumulative index.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Reference Collection: QH 332. E 52 1995): This five-volume encyclopedia contains articles on a wide variety of topics in bioethics, such as religion, human development, anthropology and philosophy, children, research practices, and more. An index can be found in volume five.

Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Reference Collection: QR 9. E 53 2000): This four-volume set is comprised of articles on chemistry and laboratory practices, genetics, bacteriology, virology, and so on. An index can be found in volume four.

Flora of North America: North of Mexico (Reference Collection QK 110 .F55 1993): A systematic and comprehensive description of all the plant species, native or naturalized in North America (north of Mexico); by the time of its projected completion in 2011, it will consist of 30 volumes and will include more than 20,000 species of plants, both vascular plants and bryophytes.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Reference Collection: QL 7. G 7813 2003): Each volume of this set covers a different group of animals, for example, birds (volumes 8-11), reptiles (volume 7), and insects (volume 3). Each volume contains its own index. NOTE: Volumes from the latest edition are on standing order. Volumes 8 to 11 of the new edition only have arrived.

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Reference Collection: QL 677 .H362 1992) The first work ever to cover in detail and illustrate all the living species of birds on Earth. Series to be completed in 2011 with vol. 16 (we have 11 volumes thus far.)


Web Sites

ISU Department of Biological Sciences: For more information about your curriculum, your professors and their research, career ideas, etc.
ISU Stream Ecology Center
ISU Molecular Research Core Facility (MRCF)
ISU Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE)

Biodiversity Hotspots: Created by Conservation International, The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, and the Intel Corporation, this web site provides information about a number of very important, critically threatened ecosystems worldwide (called "hotspots"). Includes basic information, photographs, maps, news, links to other web sites, etc.

INFOMINE: Biological, Agricultural & Medical Sciences: This search engine scours primarily college and university Web sites for information that can't be found using a standard search engine. Search results include subscription e-journal and e-books available to University of California affiliates; take the check mark out of "Include UC Subscription e-journals and e-books" on the results screen to exclude those UC subscription resources.

Molecular Biology Web Resources: The libraries at the University of California Berkeley created this page of links to molecular biology databases. Topics covered include botany, genetics, cell biology, and more.

Neotropical Birds: Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this online resource provides the information about birds of Central and South America.

PrimateLit: "The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to present and includes all publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography)."-PrimateLit web page.


Librarians

Bibliographer & Reference Librarian for
Biological Sciences
Other Reference Librarians for Biological Sciences
 
Chris Kowalczyk
Electronic Resources Librarian
(208) 282-2697
kowachr2@isu.edu
 
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581
semejenn@isu.edu
Kristi Austin
Reference Librarian
(208) 282-4073
austkris@isu.edu
 


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