David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Biology & Ecology Resources

General Topics

Stem Cells in the Spotlight
Topics include an introduction to stem cells, the different stem cell sources, the goals of stem cell research, current stem cell therapies, designing experimental models, recent studies on Parkinson's disease, and ethical issues surrounding stem cells.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/stemcells/
Biology Browser
Managed by BIOSIS, a leading periodical index, this resource contains selected links to current news, web sites, and online reference tools.
http://www.biologybrowser.org/
Librarians' Index to the Internet - Biology
A general list of links from a librarian mediated subject guide.
http://www.lii.org/search?m=p&query=biology&searchtype=keywords
The Virtual Library: Biosciences
http://vlib.org/Biosciences
Harvard University Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Resources
http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks.html

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Anatomy/Physiology

Anatomy of the Human Body
From the classic 1918 publication-13,000 entries, many in color.
http://www.bartleby.com/107/
The Virtual Body
An audio-visual tour of the human body.
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
Froguts - Virtual Frog Dissection
Online virtual frog dissection
http://www.froguts.com/flash_content/index.html
Visible Human Cross Sections
Images from the Visible Human Project - National Libraries of Medicine
http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/GrossAnatomy/cross_section/

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Biochemistry

BUBL Link Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academic-oriented links.
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/b/biochemistry.htm
General, Organic and Biochemistry
A full course from the University of Akron
http://ull.chemistry.uakron.edu/genobc/
The Chemistry of Life
From the Biology Project - University of Arizona
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/biochemistry/biochemistry.html
Illustrated Glossary of Plant Physiology
Provided by the American Phytopathological Society
http://www.apsnet.org/Education/IllustratedGlossary/

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Biotechnology

National Center for Biotechnology Information
From the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this is a national resource for molecular biology information including the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project, databases, genome resources and information about relevant software and other tools.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Genetic Engineering News
Widely read online publication with news from bioindustry including biopharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical, enzyme and environmental topics.
http://www.genengnews.com/
About.com Biotech/Biomedical Resources
Selected by About.com's expert guide
http://biotech.about.com/mbody.htm?once=true&
Biotechnology Resources - GenWeb
http://www.genweb.com/resources/biotech.html

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Botany

Botany.com
Common and botanical names of plants, dictionary of botanical terms, leaf shapes, temperature maps, and more.
http://www.botany.com/
Worldwide Web Virtual Library - Botany
A large subject directory.
http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/www-vl/
Department of Systematic Biology - Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Links, projects, and Index Nominum Genericorum - a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/botany/references.htm
Flowering Plant Gateway
Provide various paths for exploration or comparison of three major systems of flowering plant classification. From Texas A&M University.
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/newgate/cronang.htm

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Cell Anatomy

Journey into the Cell
About.com's tour of the structure and function of the parts of a eukaryotic cell.
http://biology.about.com/od/cellanatomy/
Cell Structure and Processes
http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/westmin/science/sbi3a1/Cells/cells.htm
Animal Cell Anatomy
From EnchantedLearning.com - labeled cellular structures
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/cell/

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Cell Biology

The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
7168 hyperlinks to frequently encountered terms.
http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/Dict.html
The Biology Project: Cell Biology
From the University of Arizona Biology Project - phases of the cell cycle.
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/cell_bio.html

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Cell Division

About.com -- Cell Division
Links to mitosis and meiosis information, animations, diagrams, and glossaries.
http://biology.about.com/od/celldivision/
The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer
From North Dakota State University, a discussion of the cell cycle.
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431/cellcycle/cellcycl1.htm

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Developmental Biology

Zygote
A museum of Developmental Biology intended to supplement coursework.
http://zygote.swarthmore.edu/

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Evolution

BBC's Evolution site
Contains the full text of Darwin's Origin of Species, essays on Darwinism, an online artificial life experiment, and natural selection information.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/darwin/
Becoming Human
From Arizona State University's Institute for Human Origins - incudes a glossary, bibliography plus annotated links. Features a multimedia presentation by Donald C. Johanson, paleoanthropologist and discoverer of the famous hominid Lucy.
http://www.becominghuman.org/
Harvard Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology - Evolution
http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks/Evolution.html

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Genetics

The Biology Project - Genetics
University of Arizona's online genetics resources.
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/mendelian_genetics/mendelian_genetics.html
National Human Genome Research Institute
Clearinghouse for results of the Human Genome Project and other genetic mapping endeavors.
http://www.genome.gov/
Mendel's Genetics
Basic principles of genetics from Palomar College.
http://anthro.palomar.edu/mendel/mendel_1.htm
Mendelian Genetics
From North Dakota State University, a tutorial in basic genetic principles.
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/mcclean/plsc431/mendel/mendel1.htm

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Insects (Entomology)

Insect Biology and Ecology: A Primer
From Cornell University
http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/info/primer.html
Insectclopedia
http://www.pedagonet.com/Insectclopedia/insct.html
Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources
Features bibliographies, images, sounds and other information.
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/
New Jersey Mosquitos: Biology and Control
Information on the NJ mosquito population; impact and control.
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/njmos.htm

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Marine Biology

MarineBio
Information about conservation and research.
http://www.marinebio.com/
Marine Biology Research Resources
Resources from Western Washington University
http://www.library.wwu.edu/lmt/page.phtml?page_id=257
About.com Marine Biology
Selected sites.
http://biology.about.com/cs/marinebiology/

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Microbiology

About.com Microbiology-Bacteriology-Virology
http://biology.about.com/cs/microbiology/
All the Virology on the WWW
By Dr. David Sander at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. Includes online courses, a catalog of viral images, dictionaries, and general resources.
http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/garryfavweb.html

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Molecular Biology

Cell & Molecular Biology Online
A general academic resource, founded in 1995. Managed by Pamela M. Gannon, Ph.D. of MIT, Tufts Medical School and the American Cancer Society.
http://www.cellbio.com/
Harvard University Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks.html

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Structural Biology

About.com Structural Biology Links
http://biology.about.com/cs/structuralbiology/

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Zoology

World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species
Includes news, species lists and information about biodiversity.
http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/redlist2006/redlist2006.htm
Mammal Species of the World
From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - access to the 4,629 currently recognized species of mammals within accepted taxonomy, including Order, Family, Subfamily and Genus names.
http://nmnhgoph.si.edu/msw/
Internet Resource Guide for Zoology
From BIOSIS Information Services.
http://www.biosis.org/free_resources/resource_guide.html
CalPhotos: Animals
Nearly 10,000 animal photos available via search criteria.
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/fauna/

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Databases, Bibliographies and Indexes

Science and Health Databases
Encylopedia of Life Sciences and Science Direct offer articles, citations and abstracts to a wide variety of scientific journal literature
Search the WPUNJ Library Online Catalog
Simply type "biology" or other desired sub-topic, press "Keyword"
http://draweb2t.wpunj.edu/web2/tramp2.exe/log_in/guest?SETTING_KEY=English
Biological Abstracts
Biology periodical database available to WPUNJ community
http://ezproxy.wpunj.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=boh

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Electronic Journals

Online Journals from Science Direct/Elsevier

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For additional resources, see Environmental Science Resources

Compiled by Kurt Wagner
Systems Librarian
Library Liaison to the Biology Subject Selector
Last Updated: April 15, 2005