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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Digitized books, journals, images and collections from a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries creating a global “biodiversity commons” of significant biodiversity materials. Includes the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life.
Biological Science Database
On ProQuest's platform. Provides access to a wide range of biology topics, including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government, and public research environments.
bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.
BIOSIS Citation Index and Biological Abstracts
Expansive index of life sciences and biomedical research, including pre-clinical and experimental research. Includes Biological Abstracts for the world's life sciences journal literature. Click on the purple button inside to view the new beta version.
Birds of the World
Brings scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology into a single platform where biologists and birders can find comprehensive life history information on birds from around the world. Illustrated.
Formerly "Birds of North America Online."
Encyclopedia of Life
Descriptions of every species known to science with a list of references to books and articles.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Wiley Online Library. Thousands of articles on biological sciences.
Environmental Studies - Gale In Context (formerly GREENR)
Comprehensive resource on environmental topics that includes news, commentary, documents, conference reports, statistics, audio, video, images. Updated daily.
Hundreds of environment journals and monographs covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, public policy, sustainability and other related subjects. Some full text.
Indexing and abstracts of over 384,000 items on the human impact to the environment, as well as open access full text for nearly 5000.
International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology
This title features over 450 entries contributed by an international team of scholars and represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference relating to biological anthropology.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
A resource providing access to biomedical and genomic information created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Several hundred peer-reviewed open access journals covering Science, Technology and Medicine subject areas from Springer Science+Business Media.
Biology Podcasts, Radio Shows, and Videos
BBC4: Best of Natural History
A wide range of programs that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.
This Podcast Will Kill You
Two PhDs take a weekly deep dive into a disease or epidemic, discuss its historical implications, and the status of the disease today.
Human Behavioral Biology Lectures by Prof. Robert Sapolsky
A lecture series by Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky that covers human behavioral biology from beginning to end.
A collection of podcasts dealing with the latest in different areas of biological research, including evolution, urban agriculture, virology, and many more. A majority of the podcasts are produced by the American Society for Microbiology.
A bioinformatics channel that focuses on the intersection of biology and data science.
In Defense of Plants
A weekly podcast with expert guests that covers rare plants, the environments that they grow in, and the conservation efforts surrounding them.
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.
Full text of Annual Reviews on subscription, mostly in the sciences.
A full-text, open archive and distribution server for theoretical and applied scientific research papers. Hosted by Cornell University. Coverage 1991 to the present.
Elsevier ScienceDirect Journals
Full text of subscribed journals and four collections - Business, Management and Accounting, Economics and Econometrics, Psychology, and Social Sciences.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology.
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
A non-profit organization dedicated to making scientific literature freely available by publishing a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine.
On ProQuest's platform. A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. Provides access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements vital to scientific and technical literature.
Scientific Style and Format Online
Council of Science Editors' flagship style manual online. The authoritative reference for all areas of science and related fields.
Abstract and citation database covering thousands of titles in Science, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Health Science, and Arts & Humanities going back to 1960.
Wiley Online Library
Full text of over 1,300 journals.
NOTE: Open lock icon next to a journal title indicates partial or full access. At the article level look for the icon for full text access. No icon means no access.
Citizen Science Resources
CitSci.org was developed through the Natural Resources Ecology Lab (NREL) at Colorado State University as an initiative to promote citizen involvement in scientific research. It provides tools for the entire research process including: creating new projects, managing project members, building custom data sheets, analyzing collected data, and gathering participant feedback.
CitizenScience.gov is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to three key components: a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community of hundreds of citizen science
Citizen Science Association
The Citizen Science Association (CSA) is a member-driven organization that connects people from a wide range of experiences around one shared purpose: advancing knowledge through research and monitoring done by, for, and with members of the public.
iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. It also connects you to a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature.
SciStarter is an online community dedicated to improving the citizen science experience for project managers and participants. Over 3,000 projects and events are searchable by location, scientific topic, and age level, and by joining SciStarter, members can track their contributions and provide valuable feedback. SciStarter also supports researchers in managing projects, including best practices for engaging participant partners.
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. The goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Biology Oriented Citizen Science Projects
eBird is an online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance.
Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding. The objective of Foldit is to fold the structures of selected proteins as perfectly as possible, using tools provided in the game. The highest scoring solutions are analyzed by researchers, who determine whether or not there is a native structural configuration (native state) that can be applied to relevant proteins in the real world.
Snapshot Safari looks to citizen scientists from around the world to identify wildlife caught on camera. With millions of images ready to be classified, participants have the opportunity to search for wildlife in remarkable ecosystems featuring a variety of habitats.
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