Biology HOME - Subjects


" is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals."



"ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education." Use this search engine to find online U.S. Government resources in scientific research.


ASCB Image and Video Library: "The Image & Video Library of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is a continually growing collection of peer-reviewed cell images, videos, and digitized texts that illustrate the structure, function and biology of the cell, the fundamental unit of life."


Biology 1 Interactive Tutorials: Animations, movies, and Interactive tutorials in the following subjects: biochemistry, heredity, cell structure, photosynthesis, gene expression, and viruses. Created and maintained by Lone Star College, North Harris Campus.


Biology Browser: Use the browser to locate information on biological organisms, global species and other free resources for the life sciences. Use the subscription database, BIOSIS, in conjunction with the biology browser because this site selects and indexes life-science documents and abstracts them into citations which describe their content. It also maintains databases for searching citations - adding more than 600,000 new entries each year.


Biology Online: This site serves as a gateway to biological information. The site is separated into four main areas: A biology forum, a dictionary of biology, tutorials, and an online directory for categorical searches on the web in specific biological subject areas.


Biology Project: This site was developed at the University of Arizona as an interactive online resource. It was designed for biology students at the college and high school level. It is an interactive resource for learning Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Mendelian Genetics, and Immunology.


BioScience and Natural Resources Library: The Librarians at the Marian Koshland B&NR Library(UC Berkeley) have evaluated and selected these sites for their importance in the biological sciences and natural resources. Some of these links are to publicly available websites.


Cell and Molecular Biology: A good index for the study of molecular biology. This site provides research materials including online courses, biological images, and an excellent selection of online publications.


Cells Alive: "This site contains incredible computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research, developed by James A. Sullivan."


CiteSeer: A research index to digitized scientific documents and other literature sponsored by The National Science Foundation and Nasa. Search capability provided by Google and hosted by Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology.


Encyclopedia of Life: "A collaborative scientific effort by scientists and nonscientists working in museums and research institutions around the world to create a portal that will eventually provide basic information on all known species."


Groundwater Biology:  A list of recommended websites researched by Giuseppe L. Pesce, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Italy.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Life Sciences: Excellent biological links from the Life Sciences department at the University of Illinois. Additional links are available in the study of Genetics, Virology, Microbiology, and the Genome Database.


Natural History Museums And Collections: A worldwide index of biological and botanical museums and zoos.


Neartica - Natural History : "This page has a list of the more common groups of plants and animals."


Science Biology: Living Systems: An online web book offering extensive links on living systems chapter by chapter.


Tree of Life Web Project: The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.


American Museum of Natural History: A useful site for scientific research and education, with collections of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts, covering exhibitions in anthropology, biodiversity, invertebrates, vertebrate paleontology, earth science, astronomy, endangered species, voodoo, human biology, evolution, mammals, environment, minerals, meteorites, birds and fossils.


Arctic Portal: "This site provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information.The non-profit company Nordurslodagattin ses – Arcticportal, has been established as the operator of the Arctic Portal, based in Akureyri, Iceland."


Astrobiology Magazine: An earth science magazine providing current full-text articles on astrological topics.


BioEd Online: "BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects. Our goal is to provide useful, accurate, and current information and materials that build upon and enhance the skills and knowledge of science educators."


Biology Reference: This site contains links to articles that explain the key topics in Biology, with the ability to search the entire biology reference by keyword.


California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations: "CalCOFI are a unique partnership of the California Department of Fish and Game, NOAA Fisheries Service and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The organization was formed in 1949 to study the ecological aspects of the sardine population collapse off California. Current focus has shifted to the study of the marine environment off the coast of California, the management of its living resources, and monitoring the indicators of El Nino and climate change."


Center for Biological Diversity: This site is dedicated to providing information concerning various scientific methods to protect endangered species worldwide and provide solutions to global problems of overpopulation, climate change and other biodiversity issues.


Grey Matters: "Grey Matters is an educational series that seeks to enhance public awareness of recent developments in brain research. Topics include stem cells, brain development, perception, addiction and sleep."


Human Genome Project, DOEgenomes: Sponsored by the US Department of Energy Office of Science, this site provides the latest research in Genomics, Microbial Genome Program and Gene Testing.


Exploring Life's Origins: This website is part of a multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Science and includes animations and illustrations to help describe origins of life research and theories. Illustrations and animations may be downloaded in the Resources for Educators section, and have been provided by Janet Iwasa, a NSF Discovery Corps Postdoctoral Fellow, in collaboration with Jack Szostak and his laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the Current Science and Technology team at the Museum of Science.


Harvard Museum of Natural History - Harvard University: Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) is the public museum of three renowned institutions at Harvard University: the Botanical Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. These museums have exhibits on dinosaurs, paleontology, natural history, botany, minerals, meteorites, geology, mineralogy, zoology, biology, and mammals.


Journal of Cell Biology: An academic journal published by Rockefeller Press with articles dating from 1965 to current issue.


Kimball's Biology Pages: This site contains a full-text, online version of a general biology text recently published in 1994. The author, Dr. John W. Kimball, a retired Harvard University professor, has fully copyrighted this online version in 2002.


Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: "Utilizing over 800 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, this website narrates the breathless details of the pursuit of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Scattered throughout the project are images of a number of very important and extremely rare items, including a wealth of primary sources, i.e. manuscripts, photographs, published papers, audio-visual snippets and more."


Marine Realms Information Bank: "The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides three digital libraries for coastal and marine science to serve the needs of a diverse audience-scientists, public servants, educators, and the public."


Molecular Structures: A very extensive molecular database that provides 3D images to 100's of molecular structures, provided by MathMol.


National Science Foundation: The latest scientific discoveries in biology and geosciences.


NatureServe: an online encyclopedia of life:  A source of information on plants, animals, life histories, and endangered species. Also includes biodiversity information, conservation maps and scientific names.


Online Biology Book: Professor Mike Farabee of Estrella Mountain Community College has developed a college-level introductory biology text which is revised and updated on a regular basis. This full-text resource is for educational purposes and can be used to supplement hard copy textbooks in Biology.


Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Full-text copy of the first edition of this work by Charles Darwin.


Scientist: A professional journal which provides scientific research in the life sciences. It provides a forum for issues in research, technology, employment, funding, and policy.


United States Geological Survey: Biological Resources: Contains latest US Government scientific research, current geology projects and full text biological research reports. Use the index available in the link, "Biological Resources Expertise" to locate authoritative resources.


University of Houston Biology Tutorials: The faculty in the department of Biology and Biochemistry have developed an interactive tutorial to help students to develop a basic understanding of various biological topics.


Visible Human: "The Visible Human Project has generated over 18000 digitized sections of the human body. This introduction and tour uses images and animals from the project to teach key concepts in human anatomy."


Waterlife: This is a beautiful site and WEBBY award winner. "A co-production between the National Film board of Canada and Primitive Entertainment, Inc. and directed by Kevin McMahon, this film tells the epic story of the Great Lakes through the lives of some of the 35 million people who rely on the lakes for survival."


Whole Brain Atlas: This atlas created Keith A. Johnson M.D. and J. Alex Becker, Ph.D. of Harvard medical school, provide neuroimaging for the normal brain, cerebrovascular disease, neoplastic disease, degenerative disease, and inflammatory or infectious disease.