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Biological Sciences

A guide for help students and faculty find key resources for the Biological Sciences at the James A. Gibson library.

What's in the Guide?


My name is Ian Gordon and I am the Brock Science Librarian. Please browse the attached lists of often used and most popular Library databases, books, e-books, full-text databases, help and selected Internet web resources.

Typical ways we can help include knowing where to get started, using databases, finding data, registering to use RACER / Interlibrary Loan, what citation management system works best e.g. Zotero or doing a major paper or thesis and wanting to know how best to find the most important and current research resources.

Most often used resources in this guide include OmniGoogle Scholar, Google BooksWeb of Science family of databases, Brock Biology full-text digital Ph.D dissertations and M.Sc. theses.

New to the Brock Library include Microsoft Academic (an interesting search engine to rival Google Scholar), Knowledge Unlatched (new OER ebooks), CAB Abstracts with Fulltext (international science, conservation and policy), and Zoological Record


Check these out:

Biology 2e (OER textbook, 2018)

Schaum's outlines: Biology (2013)  - problems, exercises, definitions...

Schaum's outlines: Genetics (2011) 

Schaum's outline: Microbiology (2011)

Concepts of Biology (OER textbook, 2015)

Basic Applied Bioinformatics (2018)

McGraw-Hill Education 500 Review Questions for the MCAT: Biology (2016)

Microbiology (OER textbook, 2016)

McGraw-Hill Education 3 MCAT Practice Tests (2017)

5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2019 Elite Student Edition (2018, exam with answers, see how you do!)