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Finding Resources in HUL

Bioscience Internet Sites
Ecology and Biodiversity
Genetics, Cell, and Molecular Biology
Background Resources: Tutorials and Images
Electronic Publications
Associations and Societies

Finding Resources in Howard University Libraries (HUL)

Locating Books
  • Use Sterling, the online catalog, to locate books, journal titles, videos, etc. tips for searching Sterling. 

  • Search Sterling by subject headings (e.g.,  plant ecology, animal ecology, evolution biology, molecular biology, microorganisms, and cytology); author; title; keywords, etc. See Help if needed, or Ask a Librarian for specific assistance.

  • Other Catalogs

Find Articles, Citations, and Data Sources

  • Biology Databases — See instructions for off-campus access.
    Find articles in journals, books, and other sources.

  • Entrez
    NCBI cross database searching: pub med, journals, books, Omni, protein, nucleotide, structure, taxonomy, genome and more, contains graphics.

Biosciences Internet Sites


  • All the Virology on the WWW
    Web sites of interest to virologists, and others interested in learning about viruses, contains links to virus servers and information, organizations, research and data sites, index to virus pictures on the web.

  • Cells Alive

  • Gallery of images of cells.

  • Microbe world
    Comprehensive site developed by the American Society for Microbiology.

  • Microbes.info
    Excellent site providing. "reliable microbiology resources, and has come up
    with this extensive and frequently updated library of Web links." (Internet scout Report).

  • Microscopy Links
    Bacteria, fungi,  molds, insects, and more


  • Evolution
    Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular biology Evolution Links

  • History of Evolutionary Thought
    The list below includes scientists and thinkers who have contributed to our understanding of life on Earth, especially evolution. The list is given chronologically, and is divided into sections according to themes in the history of evolutionary thought.

  • Darwin's Writings
    Browse or Search this digitized texts which also contains images and bibliography

  • Mendel's Web
    Includes Mendel's papers, essays and comments on Mendel, journal articles on Mendel and more.

  • Issues in Evolution
    Essays compiled by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

Ecology and Biodiversity

  • Aquatic Ecology Links
    Extensive guide to aquatic life and ecology, maintained by the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc.

  • Animal Diversity Web
    An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan , may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds

  • Biodiversity and Biological Collections
    Links include Botany, Herpetology, Invertebrates, Entomology, Biological Societies, Biologist Directories and Publications, Data Models and Standards Reports, Geology & Earth Sciences, Natural History Museums

  • Botany Resources
    Links to images, herbariums, botanical gardens, societies, and more

  • Ecology WWW Page
    Guide to the Internet resources

  • EviroLink
    One of the world's largest environmental information clearinghouses

  • Internet Directory for Botany
    Index to botanical information available on the Internet

  • Issues in Biodiversity
    Essays compiled by the American Institute of Biological Sciences

  • Plant Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools.

Genetics, Cell, and Molecular Biology

  • Links to the Genetics World
    Compiled by the genomes program of the Department of Energy

  • Genomics Science Images
    Department of Energy

  • Genetics Animation Gallery
    From the Tokyo Medical University Department of Paediatrics Genetics Study Group.

  • Issues in Genomics
    Essays compiled by the American Institute of Biological Sciences

  • Issues in Biotechnology
    Essays compiled by the American Institute of Biological Science, includes ethical questions regarding cloning, pharmacology, and genetically modified foods.

  • Yahoo! Molecular Biology List

  • Nature's Genome Gateway
    A library of original research papers, including all genome-related papers from Nature and Nature Genetics plus links to other major publications. Relevant News and Views articles are also provided.

  • Tree of Life
    Provides a uniform and linked framework of information about the evolutionary history and characteristics of all groups of organisms; and presents a modern scientific view of the evolutionary tree.

Background Resources: Tutorials and Images

Electronic Publications

  • MIT Biology Hyperbook
    This hyperbook is designed for introductory biology course, organized by chapters with syllabus and searchable index, it also has practice problem links, and quizzes.

  • Online biology Book
    The text items are modified lecture outlines I have developed over the many years of teaching college-level introductory biology (author’s introduction).

  • Pub Med free online books to supplement your courses.

Associations and Societies

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