Welcome to the research guide for your courses in biology. The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page.
Extensive assigned books and articles needed for your research and listed in your syllabus are available on reserve at the library's circulation desk.
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History of Biology
The following historically significant books are available online:
Essay on the theory of the earth by Cuvier
Essay on classification by Louis Agassiz
Lecons d'anatomie comparee by Cuvier
Recerches sur les ossemens fossiles by Cuvier
Methods of study in natural history by Louis Agassiz
Principles of zoology by Louis Agassiz
Structure of animal life by Louis Agassiz
Works by and on Lamarck are available at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Lamarck
Works by and on Cuvier are available at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Cuvier
Using the acronym for “journal storage”, this collection contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent five years for each title are not included in the collection.
The premier medical index covering over 9,600 journals in all areas of medicine. Some citations include abstracts.
Original Sources - Science and Mathematics
Full-text of major works in the areas of general science, physical science, life science, applied science and mathematics.
Contains the citations and abstracts of over 1,000 titles across disciplines. Of those 1,000 titles, 710 provide users with full-text, images and graphics online. Indexing and full-text coverage begins in the early 1990s for most titles.
McGraw-Hill concise encyclopedia of science & technology. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2005. Ref Q121 .M29 2005
Bible and evolution
Religion and Science
Public Library of Science (PLoS) provides access to scientific articles and research available for free under Open Access license.
PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites.
Science.gov lists science information provided by the U.S. government.
American Journal of Science (Online 2001-present)
Isis (Online 1913 to 2004)
Journal of Biology (Online 2002-present)
Journal of the Geological Society (Online 1996-present)
Journal of Geology (Online 07/2002-05/01/2006)
Journal of Paleontology (Online 9/1997-present)
Journal of the History of Biology
Science (Online 1988-2005)
Scientific American (Print June 2001-present)
Created: Gladden, 2008. Updated: Pensgard, 2010. Reviewed, Doran/Thornhill 2012.