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Biology: Molecules & Cells 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.

Advanced molecular biology: a concise reference

Molecular biology and biotechnology: a comprehensive desk reference

Dictionary of genetics & cell biology

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 Cell and Developmental Biology

Annual Review of Microbiology


Cambridge Scientific Abstracts





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)

BioMed Central

Public Library of Science

Nature Magazine

Science Magazine



Biology Department Homepage (W&L University)

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