Biology Research Guide

A guide to locating books, full text articles and other resources in all of the subdisciplines of Biology.


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.


Citation Help:

Purdue OWL
An online source with guides for writing, research, and using all of the major citation styles.


General sites:

American Institute of Biological Sciences
A scientific association supporting biological research and education.

American Society of Mammalogists
Founded in 1918 for the purpose of promoting the study of mammals.

American Society for Microbiology
Oldest and largest life science membership organization specifically for microbiologists.

Sierra Club
Grassroots environmental organization, focus on protecting the planet's environment, wilderness areas and the animals inhabiting them.

Inner Body
An online anatomy review with hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body.

A website from the University of Texas at Austin providing an interactive environment to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy, both human and nonhuman.

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.


If you can suggest other helpful websites, please let us know!





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.


Botanical Society of America
Supports professional botanists and botany students.



Entomological Society of America
Serves the professional needs and scientific interests of entomologists.


Reptiles and Amphibians:

The Texas Herpetological Society
Promotes the study of,  encourages conservation, and education of amphibians and reptiles in Texas.

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
National organization for the study, conservation and promotion of amphibians and reptiles.


If you can suggest other helpful websites, please let us know!

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