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Biology: Background Info

Background on a topic

Use the sources to find background information on your research topic, or reference information. These are also great resources to use if you're trying to select a research topic. These databases all provide credible information, however they are not scholarly journal articles.

Human Biology

Featured Online Book - Developmental Biology 8th ed.

Classic Print Sources

Online Specialized Encyclopedias

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Access from off campus

To access library resources from off-campus you need your NetID username and password (the same you use for email and Blackboard).

If you have problems, see our Remote Access FAQ or contact the Library.

Using the Biological Literature

Dictionaries

Off-campus users will be prompted to enter their NetID username and password (the same you use for email and Blackboard).