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Biology (General)


QH 302.5 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

UCMP Glossary

"As a service to [its] users, [the Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), located on the campus of the Unversity of California, Berkeley has] created this multi-volume, multimedia virtual glossary of biological terms used on [their] server... [These] terms and their definitions are important to practicing biologists and paleontologists in various fields... More topics will be added as the volumes are completed."
For each entry within each broad subject area, an alphabetical list of terms is presented, along with a one of two sentence definition. In many cases, term used within a definition are themselves hotlinked to their respective definitions elsewhere in the glossary.
"Copyright 1994 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California at Berkeley and the Regents of the University of California. All materials appearing on this Web Server (UCMP1.BERKELEY.EDU) may not be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit."
To Search:
Click to access the volumes of [the] glossary by the following general topics: phylogenetics, geology, biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, life history, zoology, and botany. The UCMP plans to make the glossary searchable in the near future.

QH 303.6 Biologial Literature. Life Sciences Literature

Biological Data Bases On-Line

Biological Data Bases On-Line is a division of the McGill University Department of Experimental Medicine's WWW site. This directory provides a listing of databases in the following categories: (1) ACEDB; (2) Protein(s); (3) 2D Gel; (4) DNA/RNA; (5) Protein Motifs and Domains; and (6) Other biological subject areas.
Within each of the subject categories, extensive database listings are compiled. Those mentioned in this summary are repsentations of the site's records, and are by no means inclusive. Users should view an entire category's listings for complete information. ACEDB database examples include: ACeDB 2.0 and 3.0; GrainGenes; Human Chromosome 21 Database; and SolGenes database. Protein database listings include: EC Enzyme database; PIR; PMD; Protein-Disease database; and SWISS-PROT database. 2D Gel databases include two entries: SWISS-2DPAGE and QUEST Protein Database Center.
Within the category of DNA/RNA databases, the following, among others, are listed: IMGT; EMBL (last full release; daily updates); GenBank (at NIH; at NCBI); Molecular Probe Data Base; SIGMA; Nucleic Acid database; and The 100Kb Club. Databases of protein motifs and domains reflect these, among others: BLOCKS (Gopher server; WWW server); ProDom; PROSITE; SBASE; PRINTS; and Modules in Extracellular Proteins. The final category encompasses databases of a related nature. Over 65 databases are listed, some of which are noted here: AIDS Patients Database; BioTechniques; CellLine database; Electron Micrographs of Plant Viruses; LIGNAD; Mouse Backcross Database; Plant Fossil Record; ProtWeb; and Vector DB.
Direct links to any of the six categories occur through selecting a category topic from the top of the site's main page. Within a category, titles are listed alphabetically, and a small description of the database's name or record types is provided. Titles of individual databases are links to their respective sites. Upon arrival at the database site, the user must follow screen commands to view desired records. The database listing is maintained by the Department of Experimental Medicine; McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
To Search:
Select category of interest from main listing or browse through site. Titles are links to their respective databases.

INFOMINE: Biological, Agricultural & Medical Sciences

INFOMINE: Biological, Agricultural, and Medical Sciences is a division of the INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resources Collections system, a service of the Library of the University of California, Riverside. The site, and its partner sites, are designed to provide an index to Internet sources of scholarly use for University of California students and faculty in the biological, medical, and agricultural sciences. This particular site contains over 2,000 WWW resources, including online subject guides, databases, and textbooks. The site's creators have emphasized a University of California focus to their holdings.
The site features two different search methods. The first, a keyword field, is located at the top of the site's main page. Below it are various browsing search options. The first, "what's new," produces sites which have been added within the last 20 days. Users are provided a description of the site(s) contents; titles here are direct WWW links. Browsing the table of contents produces an alpabetical index of the site's holdings; users must scan through the topics and select a title of interest. In turn, each title is a direct link to the WWW. Subject, keyword, and title browsing methods involve the user accessing an alphabetical index page, where topics are listed alphabetically, within a letter category. Depending on the search method, the entries may reflect subjects within a letter category, keyword-emphasized entries within a category, or the list of titles within that category. In all cases, users need only select a topic or title of interest to move directly to that particular topic's WWW site.
Also found on the site's main page are other links of interest. Users can gather information about the INFOMINE system, the University of California library's MELVYL system, featured resourtes in biological, medical, and agricultural references, as well as educational resources. Direct access to the INFOMINE homepage is provided at the top of the site's page.
The site is sponsored by the Library of the University of California; Riverside, California.
To Search:
Select browse or search method from site's main page. Follow onscreen links to yield desired WWW site titles. All titles are direct links to the WWW. Or access general site information links within the main page.

List of Biological Databases

List of Biological Databases is an information resource of the Biological Resources Division (BRD) of the National Biological Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The BRD's mission " to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources."
At the top of the site are links to the site's two sponsors; below this area is an alphabetical list of biological databases within the United States. Users should scroll to view all holdings; selecting a given title then reveals an information sheet on the database. At the top of the sheet, the source of database information is noted. Below this citation, the user will find: (1) title of the database; (2) acronym of database; (3) database type; (4) name of owner-agency; and (5) agency mandate (purpose of database).
The site is sponsored by the Biological Resources Division (BRD) of the National Biological Service; U.S. Department of the Interior; Reston, Virginia.
To Search:
Select database name from list; scroll to view information on database.

QH 315 Study and Teaching. Research

Graduate Programs in Biological/Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Programs in Biological/Biomedical Sciences is an information resource of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), "...the largest coalition of life sciences societies in the U.S., and represents over 42,000 biomedical and biological scientists."
The site offers a non-alphabetical listing of 32 biological or biomedical graduate program titles; all programs are located within the United States. Each program title is a direct link to the WWW for further information.
The site is sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB); Bethesda, Maryland.
To Search:
Scroll to view site contents; all titles are direct links to the WWW.

QH 575 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Cell Biology

"The Dictionary of Cell Biology was first published in 1989, has since been translated into several languages. It is intended to provide quick easily-understood and cross referenced definitions of terms frequently encountered in reading the modern biology literature. This server contains the text of the Second edition, published in April 1995, together with enhancements, hypertext links and new entries which are destined for the third."
"There are [over 5400 entries and nearly 5700] cross-references in the second edition."
"Copyright 1995 Academic Press Limited Results of searches are provided as a free service to individuals for purposes of personal study only. Information gained from this server may not be saved, printed copied or re-transmitted in any form without the written consent of Academic Press."
"The Dictionary of Cell Biology(Second edition), editors J.M. Lackie and J.A.T. Dow. London, Academic Press ISBN 0-12-432562-9 (hardback), 0-12-432563-7 (paperback-UK and Europe only)."
"Julian Dow 20/7/95"
To Search:
Submit the term or phrase for which a definition is desired. A numbered list of containing these will be displayed; select from any or all entries. A brief definition, possible 'useful links', as well as the name of the contributor wil

QH 605 Cell Division. General Works

Index of Plant Chromosome Numbers

A gopher index to the reported plant chromosome numbers of "naturally occurring and cultivated plants ..."; the [index] "does not normally include chromosome counts made on experimental material or artificial hybrids."
For each species or cultivar the gametic (n) or sporophytic (2n) counts are provided along with an abbreviated reference to the data source. For each species, its plant family, distribution, and additional nomenclature information are also provided.
Gopher site and index maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
To Search:
Type botanical genus and species; browse entries.