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Biological Sciences: Reference Resources

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a collection of fulltext reference materials. It is an excellent place to start to get background information on a topic.

Reference Resources

  • BEE : Biology Electronic Encyclopedia, defines terms of interest to biology (search box at top, above sponsored links)
  • Collins dictionary of biology. New ed., e-book from Credo Reference (2005)
  • Concise Encyclopedia Biology. [Ref 574.03 C744 1996]
  • A Dictionary of Biology. 6th ed. [Ref 574.03 D554O6 2008]
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. [Ref 570.3 E56] 20 vols.
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Biology. 3rd ed. [574.03 F1423 1999]
  • Frontiers of Life. [Ref 570 F935 2002] 4 vols.
  • Quantities, Symbols, Units and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences. [Ref 570.1 Q1 1999]
  • World of Biology. [Ref 570.3 M147w 1999]

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