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Biology: Reference Shelf

Begin Your Research

Encyclopedias, as with other reference works, such as dictionaries, bibliographies, atlases, can porvide the user with needed background information on a topic or subject. 

To make the research process go more smoothly gather the following relevant information on your topic/subject/issue:

  • terminology (including definitions and spelling) 
  • time frame
  • location
  • names of people or authors 

Use these reference sources and begin your research in the databases or in the library catalog with the words you need to be successful. 

Citation Management: Collect, Store, and Manage Bibliographic Info.)


Citation Style

Journal Information

Online Biology Reference Resources

Print Reference in Biology

Online General Reference