Biology web resources
There are many resources on the Internet related to Biology. The websites listed below are only an example and not meant to be an exhaustive list. At the time of the publication of this Research Guide all of the websites listed below were currently active, however due to the transitory nature of the Internet this may not be the case at any future date. Additionally, information from the Internet needs to be evaluated critically with attention to origin, author, motive, bias and age.
(Bee hive in progress by Kevin Hagemeyer/Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0)
A project that provides peer reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to the environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy.
American Institute of Biological Sciences
A scientific association supporting biological research and education.
American Society for Microbiology
Oldest and largest life science membership organization specifically for microbiologists.
American Society of Mammalogists
Founded in 1918 for the purpose of promoting the study of mammals.
Animal Diversity Web
Online searchable encyclopedia of animal natural history, distribution, classification and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.Includes species accounts for thousands of individual animal species, descriptions of taxa above the species level, and a glossary of terms relevant to biology.
A website from the University of Texas at Austin providing an interactive environment to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy, both human and nonhuman.
Online human anatomical atlas.
Grassroots environmental organization, focus on protecting the planet's environment, wilderness areas and the animals inhabiting them.
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Additional Biology Websites by sub-discipline
The American Ornithologist's Union
Organization devoted to the scientific study of birds.
National Audubon Society
Promotes the study and conservation of birds.
All About Birds
This website form the Cornell Lab of Ornitology incluses a Bird Guide that lets you search or browse information on over 585 species; identification tips, sound and video for a growing number of common species.
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