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Articles and Databases
Agricola (Agriculture)
Search for articles on agriculture topics, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. E-Print Archive
Search free pre-print literature in physics, computer science, mathematics, non-linear science, and quantitative biology.
"a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences."
Dimensions Unrestricted Resource
"Dimensions is a modern and innovative, linked research data infrastructure and tool, re-imagining discovery and access to research: grants, publications, citations, clinical trials, and patents in one place"
General Science Collection Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Index with full text for more than 200 journals in biology, mathematics, physics, geology, and basic checmistry. Designed primarily for use in introductory courses.
"PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books."
ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search over 1,200 scholarly journals published by Elsevier. ScienceDirect is multisubject, but specializes in science. Note: We do not have full text access to all journals. 1993 to present for Academic Press journals; 1996 to present for Elsevier journals
Reference and Facts

Search for background information on your topic in CREDO Reference

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
Contains complete, up-to-date definitions for all areas of science and technology. The Dictionary is designed for use by practising scientists and professionals in all scientific fields - consultants and technical personnel; high school, college, and graduate students; writers, researchers, or educators working with a scientific vocabulary; and general readers interested in science.

Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
"Packed with descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, covers a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology, and zoology."
Collins Dictionary of Biology Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
A biology dictionary recently updated to include advancing science and genetics.
Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase eref ebook
Provides online access to over 500 reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in all subject areas. This is the premier place to look up a quick fact or to search for background information on a research topic.
Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology Restricted Resource
"This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology.  Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts, and biographies of historical figures."
Encyclopedia of Life Unrestricted Resource Some full text availableeref
A unique collaboration between scientists and technologists to provide authoritative information about the 1.8 million species, flora and fauna, known to science.
Handy Answer: The Handy Anatomy Answer Book Restricted Resource
"The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is the key to unlocking this door to a wondrous world. Covering all the major body systemsintegumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductiveand, for good measure, adding chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body, it follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease."
ION - Index to Organisms Unrestricted Resource
" ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Clarivate Analytics' Zoological Record ® database."
Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology Restricted Resource
The first comprehensive reference work for this expanding field. Covering more than fifty central terms and concepts in entries written by leading experts, Keywords offers an overview of all that is embraced by this new subdiscipline of biology, providing the core insights and ideas that show how embryonic development relates to life-history evolution, adaptation, and responses to and integration with environmental factors.
SAGE Reference Online Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase eref ebook
Provides access to 90 full-text specialized encyclopedias that offer excellent background information on a topic.
The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders Restricted Resource
"Revealing and detailing all aspects of the body, from the secrets of DNA to the functions of every major body system, this all-in-one encyclopedic guide is packed with accessible health and medical information that is ideal for students, health professionals, or anyone who wants to learn more about the human body."

The Visual Guides: Understanding the human body Restricted Resource
" The Visual Guides series answers the most important questions on topics that fascinate everyone through a series of videos and animations: weather, the human body, the Earth, the universe and plants. It provides images of natural phenomena and explanations of fundamental concepts, and features the very latest discoveries in these areas."
Science Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Full-text reference resource compiled from nearly 640 specialized encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, physics, medicine, science & society, and technology.
Web Resources
Biology Project
"Welcome to The Biology Project, an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at the University of Arizona"
CELLS alive!
 "CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research"
Darwin Online
"The world's largest and most widely used resource on Charles Darwin"
Information about rare and endangered species, ecosystems including a encyclopedia of plants, animals, and ecosystems.
OMIM - On-line Mendelian Inheritance in Man
"OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily"
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Images, Video, Digital Media, Experiments

Bridgeman History of Science Unrestricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
A wide array of images from The Bridgeman Art Library.  Topic areas include astronomy, illness/disease, general science, scientific equipment and more...
Films on Demand Restricted Resource database Resource contains video
Search for online educational videos from multiple disciplines and subject areas.
Microscopic World : Nanoworld Image Gallery - The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
An image gallery containing electron microscopy of biological and health sciences images
Online Biology Book
Free college-level introductory biology textbook with thousands of images.
The Cell: An Image Library
"This highly interactive site features still images, videos, and animation derived from the recent literature, as well as classic microscopic from earlier studies."
Research Guides and Style Manuals
Citation Styles (APA, MLA, etc.)
Consult examples of APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and other citation styles, and use Mendeley or Zotero to manage your references and format your bibliography.
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Scientific Style
Guide from Colorado State University gives explanations and examples of citing using CSE scientific style.
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
"These writing guidelines are designed to help engineers and scientists communicate their work.  To that end, these guidelines contain advice and models for writing and speaking situations in engineering and science" -- Pennsylvania State University
Designing Conference Posters
Useful guide for "Do's and Don't's" in designing and creating conference posters.

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