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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Biological Sciences

RefWorks

Refworks

Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

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General Biological Sciences Resources
Popular Science News Sources
Toxicology & Pharmacology Resources
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Micromedex
Micromedex is a collection of databases containing full-text information on drugs, toxicology, and diseases. The drug information is detailed, referenced, and includes drug comparisons and identification, therapeutic class searching, and dosing. Micromedex also includes an extensive patient education component.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff UpToDate
A large, evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, OB/GYN, and surgical topics. Designed to answer point-of-care clinical questions.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff AccessMedicine
This is a collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books from McGraw-Hill, including Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. AccessMedicine also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.
 
Biology and Biomedical Terminology
Biology Terminology 

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Biology (Collins)
"An established reference work, this work has now been revised, updated and expanded to reflect developments in this rapidly advancing science, especially in the area of genetics. The Dictionary is designed for advanced school students and for undergraduates. It is also a valuable resource for all who have an interest in the life sciences."

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Biology (Penguin)
"This dictionary offers clear explanations of biological concepts and processes, and the broadest coverage of the subject, from ecology to immunology and cytology. This will be an indispensable reference aid for would-be biologists and professionals alike."

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology
"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."

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology
"This Third, Revised Edition of a unique, encyclopaedic reference work covers the whole field of pure and applied microbiology and microbial molecular biology, from A to Zythia."

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides definitions for thousands of terms used in the study of cell and molecular biology.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
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.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology
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.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know
From mass extinction to immunity, and from sociobiology to swarm behaviour, 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know will open you eyes to the fundamental biological processes that are essential to all life on earth, beginning with innovations unique to animals - such as the development of muscles and importance of circulation - and moving through to genetics, cells, tissues and, finally, the nature of groups of organisms.

Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry


Biomedical Terminology

Stedman's Medical Dictionary
This new edition includes over 107,000 terms and definitions, more than 5,000 new to this edition. Over 45 consultants from all the major medical and health science specialities have reviewed each word for accuracy and clarity, including new consultants for endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics and rheumatology.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Medical Terms
A well-known reference guide, Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms has been valued, used, and highly praised by medical instructors, student nurses, and others in the healthcare professions.
 
 
Useful Websites
Biochemical Society
The Biochemical Society promotes the advancement of the molecular biosciences, representing the interests of all those working in the sector.

Biochemistry News from ScienceDaily
Read the latest research in biochemistry -- protein structure and function, RNA and DNA, enzymes and biosynthesis and more biochemistry news.

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Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)

PubMed is a free online interface provided by the National Library of Medicine to search MEDLINE, which focuses on biomedical literature.

  • Publication types:  journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, datasets, editorials, news articles
  • Contains over 28 million items
  • Coverage years = 1946 to present

It’s free to search so you can use it after leaving OU (but you may not be able to access the full text of the items you find in PubMed).


Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science

Web of Science contains publications related to the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It’s an excellent database for comprehensive and interdisciplinary searches.

  • Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, abstracts, data papers, editorials, news articles
  • Contains over 66 million items
  • Coverage years = 1900 to present

Other databases:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Scopus

Scopus an international multi-disciplinary database for the sciences and social sciences.

  • Publication types: journal articles, books/book chapters, reviews, patents, conference proceedings/papers, trade publications, editorials
  • Contains over 70 million items
  • Coverage years = 1970 to present
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

As the name implies, this database focuses on biology, ecology, forestry, and agriculture.

  • Publication types: journal articles, reviews, magazine articles, trade publications
  • Contains over 500,000 items
  • Coverage years = 1983 to present
Unrestricted Resource Kresge Library Catalog
You can use the library catalog to find books, scholarly & popular journals, government documents, dvds & videos, reference materials, sheet music, and more.

Unrestricted Resource MelCat
MeLCat is a statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. MeLCat allows you to request materials at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff AccessMedicine
This is a collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books from McGraw-Hill, including Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. AccessMedicine also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Springer eBook Collection
Multidisciplinary collection of eBooks published by Springer-Verlag since 2005. Especially strong coverage of the physical and biological sciences, computer science, engineering and technology.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Books@Ovid

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