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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.

Book & E-Book databases

Search Omni to verify whether we own a print or e-book and use Interlibrary Loan / RACER to request books not held in the Brock Library. The Brock Campus Store lists textbooks for purchase. Email me to recommend a book to be acquired for our Library found using and not in Omni.

Search for government documents, reports and papers using Google searching allintitle:keyword filetype:PDF e.g. allintitle:"polar bears" filetype:PDF

Increasingly, open educational resources (OERs) as textbooks are being created and published for university communities. An excellent list to search for online, free, open textbooks is available by clicking here.

Selective OER resources are listed below:

Biology (BC Open Textbooks)

Biology (Open Textbook Library)

Biology (ecampus Ontario)

Open TextBooks (OER Commons) Biology