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New Books

Some new books on or soon going on the library's shelves:

Title     Rapidly evolving genes and genetic systems /
Editers   Rama S. Singh, Jianping Xu, Rob J.

Library Reserves

Putting items on reserve this term?

New Reserves System!

Dear Biology Faculty,

For Fall Term 2012, we are implementing Ares, a new system for managing your course reserves. Even if you've used our old reserve system, you must re-submit ALL your reserve items, both print and electronic, through Ares.

Ares connects directly with Blackboard Learn so your students will not have to visit the library Website to get their course reserve materials.

Hello Biology!

To some of you this is new.

This is Peggy Dominy, your Drexel University librarian liaison, and this is the Biology Library Blog.  A blog just for you.  I promise to use this space judiciously to inform you about interesting discipline resources and scholarly web sites, library events, new resources available through the library and alert you to updates to the library portal, items in support of your teaching and research.  This is not a forum for exchanging comments, so you won

The Map That Changed the World

From August 2, 2012 DrexelNow:

DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s currently reading. He just finished The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

Dr. Lacovara states:  It’s a biography of a man named William Smith.

Seabird Conservation Status

The review paper [Croxall, J. P., Butchart S. H. M., Lascelles, B., Stattersfield A. J., Sullivan B., Symes, A. and Taylor, P. (2012) Seabird conservation status, threats and priority actions: a global assessment. Bird Conserv.

Principles of Biology--Digital Only!

WHEN a college textbook, “Principles of Biology,” comes out from the Nature Publishing Group in January, one place it won’t be is on the shelves of school bookstores.


From the US Environmental Protection Agency, ToxCastDB provides public access to data gathered by the ToxCast project that screens chemicals for potential human toxicity using more than 500 high-throughput screening bioassays from nine bioassay vendors. ToxCast is part of the EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology.


Responding to an alarming trend of the loss of trees in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan areas, TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees.


The Cell: An Image Library

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has created The Cell.   This library is a public and easily accessible resource database of images, videos, and animations of cells, capturing a wide diversity of organisms, cell types, and cellular processes. The purpose of this database is to advance research on cellular activity, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.  This Image Library is a repository for images and movies of cells from a variety of organisms.

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