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A general guide to resources in the field of biology

Reference Resources

A dictionary or encyclopedia can be a good place to start to help orient you to the literature. Encyclopedias are particularly useful as they will often include a bibliography of seminal works in the area. Below are just a few examples of these resources. Ask Monique ( if you can't find what you're looking for.

star Oxford Reference Collection - Life Sciences Collection

Oxford Reference provides concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects. Entries are complemented by illustrative line drawings, equations, and charts.



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