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21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook

Two-volume work (2008) "highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.
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Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary

Easy to use glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms, compiled by the chemistry department at Sam Houston State University. Entries include links to other websites with more information
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Birds Of North America Online

The electronic version of Birds of North America. Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Each of the "species accounts" contain conservation and management issues, breeding and wintering maps, migration routes and habits, feeding habits, details of life at the nest, information on breeding, life span, mortality, disease. BNA Online also includes recordings of sounds and calls.
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ChemIDplus Advanced

A free search system that provides access to structure and nomenclature used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, including the TOXNET® system. Also provides structure searching.
For basic searching, use ChemIDplus Lite.
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Corsini Encyclopedia Of Psychology

The electronic version of the 4th edition of the print encyclopedia. Coverage includes biological psychology, neuroscience, DSM diagnoses, psychopharmacological treatments, tests, scales, assessments, societies, organizations, and much more.
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Course Guides For The Sciences

The gateway page to course guides in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental studies, mathematics, physics and engineering, and psychology. Go to specific discipline guides, or use some of the general interest items listed. This is a great replacement for the old Science Library homepage.
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Dictionary Of Environment And Conservation

This 2007 volume by Chris Park contains 8,500 entries on scientific and social aspects of ecology and the environment, with coverage of such areas as: sustainable development; biodiversity; conservation; environmental ethics, philosophy, and history; resource management; sociology; and policy.
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Dictionary Of Psychological Testing, Assessment, And Treatment

Second edition (2007) contains over 3,000 definitions of "key terms used in psychological testing, assessment. and measurement," including: explanations of statistical procedures; major psychometric and other psychological tests; categories of mental illness, mental disability, and brain damage; medical terms; basic neuroanatomy; and types of psychological therapies.
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Dictionary Of Psychology

Second edition (2006) contains over 11,000 entries, covering key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods, and such related disciplines as psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics.
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Encyclopedia Of Applied Psychology

Published as a three-volume set (2004), this encyclopedia "encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology... Topics included are, but are not limited to, aging, assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial / organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology."
You may view a copy of the table of contents here.
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Encyclopedia Of Biodiversity

Second edition (2013) covers such themes as "the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity." You can preview the table of contents.
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Encyclopedia Of Biological Chemistry

More than 500 different entries on all aspects of biochemistry and beyond, including molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. This electronic encyclopedia is the equivalent of the 3000 page print version.

Made possible by the Telford Foundation.
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Encyclopedia Of Epidemiology

2007 volume contains about 600 alphabetically-arranged entries covering "every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more."
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Encyclopedia Of Infant And Early Childhood Development

Edited by Marshall Haith and Janette Benson, this three-volume set (2008) "provides a comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology."
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Encyclopedia Of Infectious Diseases: Modern Methodologies

A comprehensive encyclopedia outlining various topics on infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, rabies, swine influenza, SARS, and many other infectious diseases found in plants, humans and other animals. A declaration in the introduction that we are currently in the "dark age of infectious diseases" sets the tone for the rest of the encyclopedia, which also offers insight into research and new technologies to treat and prevent epidemics.
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Encyclopedia Of Microbiology

Electronic version of the 3rd edition, edited by Moselio Schaechter. Subjects include applied microbiology, environmental microbiology, ecology, evolution, genetics/genomics, viruses, fungi, bacteria, physiology, history, public issues, and biographies.
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Encyclopedia Of Multicultural Psychology

2006 resource "includes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience." A list of entries arranged by categories is here.
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Esau's Plant Anatomy, 3rd Edition

Reference work covering the structure and function of plant bodies as well as the cellular and molecular characteristics. The work succeeds in using a holistic approach to plant study by observing the whole organism even while studying the tiniest of systems.
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GIS Dictionary

Search or browse for terms collected from ESRI software documentation, course materials, and other ESRI documents. Many terms address GIS operations, uses, and contexts. Other terms stem from closely allied fields, or from major application areas of GIS.
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Genetic Engineering; A Reference Handbook

Second edition (2006) of a guide to topics such as genetically modified crops, stem cell research, and human cloning. You may view the table of contents here.
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Gray’s Anatomy Of The Human Body

The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
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Ground Water Atlas Of The United States (Archive)

Describes the ground-water resources of regional areas that collectively cover the 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Browse the archive of atlases by date or by region.
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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

This 16-volume second edition (2002) is the first complete revision in 30 years of the premiere encyclopedia on animals of the world.
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Handbook Of Personality Assessment

This handbook focuses on the assessment of personality based on standardized psychological tests. Chapters address the administration, scoring, and interpretation of widely used assessment instruments. Self-reporting, performance based, and computer generated interpretive reports are covered.
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Index To Organism Names (ION)

Contains all the animal, plant, and virus names data found within the Thomson BIOSIS literature databases - Zoological RecordTM, BIOSIS Previews® and Biological Abstracts®. Browse or search.
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JSTOR Plant Science

This tool from JSTOR provides access to foundational plant science material such as plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.

From the site's description:
* The world’s largest database of plant type specimens representing the botanical diversity of the planet. More than 600,000 specimens are available today. When complete, there will be an estimated 2.2 million.
* Over 175,000 scientific research articles and other content dating back hundreds of years from leading academic journals including Kew Bulletin, Mycologia, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Science, PNAS, and others.
* Foundational reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
* A significant set of correspondence, including Kew’s Directors' Correspondence which included hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928.
* More than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
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MedTerms Medical Dictionary

The medical reference for MedicineNet.com, containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. This online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.
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PLANTS National Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS data is also available to download into Excel.
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Polymer Blends Handbook

This is the electronic equivalent to the two volume print version, but may be searched by keyword, author, title, etc. The Handbook covers all aspects of polymer blends, compiled by an international group of experts. Areas covered include science, engineering, technology and application.
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Science Reference Sources

A list of science specific dictionaries and encyclopedias. Updated as new resources are acquired.
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Senses: A Comprehensive Reference

The electronic version of the 6-volume reference set, this is the comprehensive reference work combining volumes on all major sensory modalities in one set in three decades. This work includes articles on "perception, psychophysics, and higher order processing of sensory information, as well as disorders and new diagnostic and treatment methods."

This purchase made possible by the Graybeal-Gowen Library Acquisitions Fund.
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