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Biology Resources: Biodiversity & Conservation

Library resources for Biology including databases, journals (print & electronic), and books (also print & electronic)!

Starting Points

General Biodiversity and Endangered Species Information

Several other websites provide good general narrative information about biodiversity and endangered species.  Note that, while there may be some overlap in materials with the later section on species databases, the main strength of these sites lies in explaining the basic concepts of importance to biodiversity and the preservation of endangered species. 

Collections, General Publications, and Reports

The following websites focus on compilations of information related to biodiversity.  Some of the collections include digitized works, while others include numerous links to other useful sites.

Search Everything: Find Books & Media, Articles, and More!

Searchable Databases and Datasets

A dizzying amount of biodiversity data regarding individual species is available on the web.  These searchable databases and datasets are critical in many phases of biodiversity research.  These databases are arranged by the variety of life forms included in the database.  For instance, a website listed under narrow scope might include only trees, fishes, or reptiles, whereas items of broad scope will include a more comprehensive array of life forms. 

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