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Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology go! Available in Print

Location: Reference Stacks
Call Number: QR9 S56 2006
Description: Dictionary of terms, descriptions and definitions used in microbiology and molecular biology. Includes cross-references and references to scientific journals.

Gale Virtual Reference Library go! info Available Online

Location: Online: available through the Library website’s Databases A-Z list.
Call Number: N/A
Description: Online resource that covers a wide-range of subjects. Great to start your research.

Grzimekā€™s Animal Life Encyclopedia go! Available Online Available in Print

Location: Reference Stacks and Online
Call Number (for print): QL7 G7813 2002
Description: Multi-volume encyclopedia on animal life. Includes concise articles on animal life history, ranges and status. Great resource for getting background information on a certain family or genus of animals.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution go! Available in Print

Location: Reference Stacks
Call Number: QP34.5 M24 2005
Description: Full of terms, definitions, taxonomies and more about human biology, human evolution, primatology and related areas. Good for quick definitions and basic information.

Articles (Research Databases)

Academic Search Premier go! info Available Online

Multidisciplinary database; this is a great database to start your research and then go to some of the more specialized science databases to further your research.

Biological Abstracts go! info Available Online

Indexes science journals; many citations include abstracts

EndNote go! info Available Online

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool. It is a fantastic resource for managing your citations and also for integration into word processing programs to automatically format your in-text citations and references/bibliography.

GeoBase go! info Available Online

Citations and abstracts from over 2,000 journals in the sciences.

JSTOR go! info Available Online

A great, multidisciplinary database; best for historical information about biology topics as well as older issues of many biology and science journals.

ScienceDirect go! info Available Online

Another multidisciplinary, science database with full text journal articles.

Web of Science: Science Citation Index go! info Available Online

Database of science citations, also multidisciplinary. You can also use EndNote Web, a bibliographic management tool, for free through this database. Just sign up for an account.


A Short Guide to Writing about Biology go! Available in Print

Advice on reading, evaluating and writing. Tips on completing various types of biology writing including lab reports and research papers. Also includes information about plagiarism and citation.

Biology: Concepts and Applications go! Available in Print

Introductory textbook explaining biology concepts in an issue-based approach. Helpful for connecting biology concepts to applications outside the classroom or laboratory.

Genetics & Evolution go! Available Online

Introduction to Forensic Sciences go! Available in Print

Textbook written by experts on different topics in forensic science. Contains illustrations.

Research at CSUEB

Research Grants at CSUEB go! Available Online

Check out the latest research grants received by Cal State East Bay faculty.

Streaming Videos

Interdependence of Life go! Available Online

Ecosystem, ecology and conservation biology topics covered.

Life Processes of Plants go! Available Online


American Institute of Biological Sciences go! Available Online

Is a non-profit “scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society” (from AIBS website). Lots of information about the association and science news.

American Society for Cell Biology go! Available Online

Information about meetings, grants, committees and publications by the American Society for Cell Biology.

CSUEB Biological Sciences Department go! Available Online

Homepage of the Biological Sciences Department. Find information about degrees, courses, faculty office hours, and more.

National Academy of Sciences go! Available Online

Website full of science news, reports, links to other sites and science museums with presences online.

National Science Digital Library go! Available Online

This is a great resource, funded by the National Science Foundation-most resources linked through here are free. Can be used to find journal articles and has teaching resources; has both browse and search features for finding resources.

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