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Biology: Background Information

Why Reference?

Use a Reference source for background information, to get an overview of a topic; define terms, theories, and persons in the field; and provide you with further readings on each subject. Using a reference resource in your research is especially useful at the beginning of a project, when it can help you focus your activities.

Reference Resources


iBiology's mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. Our aim is to let you meet the leading scientists in biology, so that you can find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research, and can get a sense of their personalities, opinions, and perspectives. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

  • QH301-705.5 - Biology (General)
  • QH359-425 - Evolution
  • QH426-470 - Genetics
  • QH540-549.5 - Ecology
  • QK1-474.5 - Botany (General)
  • QL360-739.8 - Zoology
  • QL750-795 - Animal Behavior
  • QM1-695 - Human Anatomy
  • QP1-345 - Physiology (General)
  • QR180-189.5 - Immunology
  • QR355-502 - Virology