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Welcome to the research guide for Biology. The resources below are a great place to start your research.
BioInteractive resources primarily focus on core concepts and processes in biology for high school and undergraduate students. This resource also provides interdisciplinary resources with connections to biology in earth and environmental science, chemistry, and math and statistics.
National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. Through ADBC, data and images for millions of biological specimens are being made available in electronic format for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
From Cal-Berkeley, "one-stop source" of information on evolution. Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.
Advanced Internet Searching
Google is indeed your friend, but try these specialized tools for different, and probably more scholarly, results.
Science.gov - searches 200 million pages of "authoritative U.S. government science information" JURN - searches millions of free, open access scholarly articles, chapters, and theses
Free, open source articles in biology and the life sciences
"PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by PLOS, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly."
PLOS Biology stands for Public Library of Science, Biology
Adapted from PLNU Ryan Library
Remember, anyone can publish anything online! Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research!