General Biology Reference Resources
This guide selectively lists print and Internet reference resources in general biology. Be sure to check other more specific research guides in biology.
- Using the Biological Literature (Schmidt, Davis & Jacobs) 2002 (ref QH 303.6 D38 2002) Includes a general introduction to biological literature, general reference resources, and reference resources by biological specialty area.
- Analyses of Medical Biological Words (Schmidt) 1973 (ref R 123 S32)
- Biolexicon: A Guide to the Language of Biology (Blinderman) 1990 (ref QH 302.5 B59 1990)
- Bioscientific Terminology: Words from Latin and Greek Stems (Ayers) 1972 (ref QH 83 A94)
- Composition of Scientific Words (Brown) 1956 (ref PE 1175 E76 1978)
- Naturalist's Lexicon: A List of Classical Greek and Latin Words Used or Suitable for Use in Biological Nomenclature (Woods) 1944 (ref QH 83 A94)
- Source-Book of Biological Names and Terms (Jaeger) 1959 (ref QH 83 J3 1959)
- Word Elements of Bio-Science (Hsu) 1978 (ref QH 302.5 H78)
- Biologist's Handbook of Pronunciation (Jaeger) 1966 (ref QH 13 J3)
- Biology (Robinson) 2002 (4 volumes) (HSU users only) Collection of encyclopedic articles on biological topics
- Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (Grand) 2008 (HSU users only)
- Dictionary of the Biological Sciences (Gray) 1967 (ref QH 13 G68)
- Dictionary of Life Sciences (Martin) 1983 (ref QH 302.5 D52 1984)
- Dictionary of Theoretical Concepts in Biology (Roe & Frederick) 1981 (ref QH 302.5 R63)
- Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Reich) 1995 (4 volumes) (ref QH 332 E52 1992)
- Encyclopedia of Earth (Environmental Information Coalition) Includes 3,500 articles about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Articles are written by scholars, professionals, educators, and other approved experts who collaborate and review each others' work. The articles are written in non-technical language and are intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, and professionals, as well as to the general public.
- Encyclopedia of Evolution (Pagel) 2002 (2 volumes) (ref QH 360.2 E54 2002)
- Encyclopedia of Life Work-in-progress that provides scientific information on the 1.9 million known plant, animal and microbiological species -- taxonomy, geographic distribution, collections, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, human importance and literature references.
- Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (Tootill) 1988 (ref QH 13 F33 1988)
- Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms (Lawrence) 1995 (ref QH 302.5 H65 1995)
- Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of Biology (HSU users only)
- Life Science Dictionary (BioTech)
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (Eighth Edition) 1997 (ref Q 121 M3 1997) 20 volumes
Search in the Library Catalog under the subject Biology. You will find a long list of more specific subjects in biology. Search any of these looking for books with the subheading "methodology" or "techniques" or "laboratory manuals" or "measurement" or "handbooks, manuals, etc", e.g., "animal populations measurement".
- Biology Data Book (Altman) 1972-1974 (ref QH310 A39 1972) (3 volumes) Compilation of evaluated reference data in the life sciences, with over 18,000 literature citations from which the information was compiled.
- Protocol Online (Protocol Online) Database of research protocols in a variety of life science fields contributed by researchers worldwide.
Internet Subject Directories/Gateways/Portals
- Infomine: Biological, Agricultural & Medical Sciences - includes 7,500 links
- Intute: Biological Sciences (Joint Information Systems Committee) Includes descriptions of over 31,000 Internet resources. Search by keyword or browse by subcategory.
- WWW Virtual Library: Biosciences - links to other more specialized biological directories in the "virtual library" network