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Biology: Ecology & Evolution Course Guide

Reference Sources

These are books and websites that will help you gain some background information on your topic, and they can be vital to your understanding of the subject and for topic development.

Encyclopedia of evolution

The encyclopedia of evolution : humanity's search for its origins

Keywords and concepts in evolutionary developmental biology

Habitats and ecosystems : an encyclopedia of endangered America

Describing species : practical taxonomic procedure for biologists

A dictionary of ecology

Documentation Styles for the Sciences

Journal Abbreviations in the Sciences

Online Databases

Use online databases as you would a print periodical index. Items retrieved from these databases have been evaluated for content and indexed by subject librarians, unlike items retrieved from a search engine.

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics


BioMed Central


Cambridge Scientific Abstracts




SciFinder Scholar


Other Useful Websites

These websites have been evaluated by the librarians at W&L for relevancy, content, and objectivity.  They include tools to help with your research as well as useful supplemental materials.

Biology Resources at W&L (W&L University Libraries)

Public Library of Science

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Nature Magazine

Science Magazine



Biology Department Homepage (W&L University)

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