Biology Resources


BUBL LINK: Life Sciences

Biochemistry Life Science
Biology Marine Biology
Botany Microbiology
Ecology Neuroscience
Evolution Zoology


Internet Public Library: Life Sciences

Biochemistry Microbiology
Biotechnology Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Plant Biology (Botany)
Genetics Zoology
Marine Biology


WWW Virtual Library: Biosciences

Biochemistry & Cell Biology Ecology & Biodiversity


Other Resources



Searchable database of algae through the world.


Animal Diversity Web

Searchable encyclopedia of the natural history of animals.


Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

BHL is a collaborative effort of natural history and botanical garden libraries to digitize their collections and make them available as a global "biodiversity commons".  BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).


CELLS alive!

Information on all aspects of cell biology, with images and video.


Complete Work of Charles Darwin

The largest and most widely used Darwin resource ever created. The site contains over 77,000 pages of searchable text 188,000 electronic images. The site contains at least one copy of all known Darwin publications, including private papers, both as searchable text and electronic images.


Dialog on Science, Religion and Ethics

Bioethics, cosmology, and evolution links organized by the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science.


Earth Portal

Recommended as a "Best of Free Reference" by Library Journal, Earth Portal is a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. Earth Portal has 3 components: an Encyclopedia of Earth containing over 3500 reviewed articles from 60 different countries, an Earth Forum which provides a place for discussion amongst scholars and the general public, and Earth News which offers news stories on environmental issues from a variety of sources.


EE Link Endangered Species

Species lists, fact sheets, laws and policy, organizations, and educational resources


Genome Database

Data from the Human Genome Initiative hosted by John Hopkins University.


Internet Directory for Botany

Index to botanical information compiled by several botanists.



MendelWeb is an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science. Constructed around Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper, "Versuch uber Planzen-Hybriden," and a revised version of the English translation by C. T. Druery and William Btaeson, "Experiments in Plant Hybridization," MendelWeb is offered as a public sourcebook and collaborative environment compatible with a variety of guided and independent studies.


MIT Biology Hypertextbook

Textbook designed to supplement introductory biology courses at MIT.


National Biological Information Infrastructure


Primer on Molecular Genetics

Genetics and bio-computing for the non-specialist, includes an extensive glossary.


Science Daily

Since 1995, this award-winning site has provided breaking news about scientific discoveries. Now offering thousands of research articles, images, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos.



A free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, with articles that concentrate on genetics. Full-access to the site requires the creation of a free account.


Tree of Life

Information on phylogeny and biodiversity under development by hundreds of experts worldwide.


Winking Skull

Online study aid for human anatomy provides interactive state-of-the-art illustrations and online tests to gauge your proficiency. Full-access to the site requires the creation of a free account.