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Internet Resources for Biology
The Biology Project
From the University of Arizona. Provides tutorials and problem sets for learning biochemistry, cell, developmental, human, and molecular biology, Mendelian genetics, and immunology.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health information on a variety of topics, research and statistics..
Encyclopedia of Life
A wiki by scientists to catalog the world's species.
Find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your work.
Your guide to human anatomy online
Resources to help students write lab reports.
The National Science Digital Library
Provides access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
National Science Foundation: Biological Sciences
Latest news and research from the world of biology.
Searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
Highlights leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences, including top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations.
Type your keywords into Google and add the site: command, leaving a space between your words and the command. This will allow you to limit your web search to a specific domain. Only one domain can be searched at a time.
Copy and paste a command below to give it a try:
Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Web Sources
This test takes you through a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Keep in mind, the different quality measures will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
Currency: How old is this information?
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