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Nancy Bellafante

Nancy Bellafante
Librarian for Undergraduate Learning; Interim Liaison Librarian for Biology & Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Hagerty Library, Room 125
nb389@drexel.edu
215-571-4288

 

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Biodiversity

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Wiki Books
  4. Handbooks and Encyclopedias
  5. Selected Web Resources

Finding Books

Searching the catalog for books on biodiversity:

                   Try a keyword search:        biodiversity AND north america
                                                              biodiversity AND glob*

                   Try a subject search:          biological diversity - conservation
                                                              ecology - insects

                    Browse the stacks:            Biological Diversity -- QH541
                                                              Ecosystem Management -- QH75


Finding Articles


  • best resourceBiological Sciences - ELECTRONIC
    An interdisciplinary database that offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.
  • BioOne - ELECTRONIC
    BioOne is the product of an innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector, and offers an aggregation of full-texts, high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of these titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library - WWW
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.  BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life.
  • ProQuest - ELECTRONIC
    Provides searching platform for a number of periodical databases covering Business, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences. Delivers more than 4,000 full-text publications from over 3,000 publishing partners.

Handbooks and Encyclopedias


Selected Web Resources


  • Biodiversity Hotspots - WWW
    From the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International.
  • ben:BiosciEdNet -- WWW
    Digital library portal for teaching and learning in the biological sciences.  The BEN Portal provides access to education resources from BEN Collaborators and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Over 12,930 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics are available.  Access to some images and movies require registration, but all are free and well worth the extra effort.
  • Invasive Species Program -- WWW
    From USGS, this site offers programs, databases, monitoring information and much more.  If you are interested in the ramifications of invasive species, this is a good place to start.
  • best resourceNatureServe - WWW

Wiki Books

Consider these “books” as supplements to course textbooks and classroom instruction.  In the wiki world anyone can edit and contribute, so use these resources with some discernment.

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