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Guide to research information resources in biology

Additional Resources

Looking for more information about Biology at Hunter? Visit Hunter's Biological Sciences Department site.

For additional resources try some of these sites:

  • Open Education Resources in Biological Sciences - Hunter College OER's compilation of open/free resources for biology and biological sciences.
  • Complete works of Charles Darwin online - Largest collection of writings by and about Darwin. Includes his published writings and unpublished papers. Over 78,000 pages of searchable text & 188,000 electronic images.
  • Index to Organism Names (ION) - ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Clarivate Analytics' Zoological Record® database. Viruses, bacteria and plant names will be added from other Clarivate databases such as BIOSIS Previews®.
  • - A gateway to government science information & research results. Searches over 38 scientific databases & 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • - A global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals. accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources. Maintained by the Office of Scientific & Technical Information, which makes R&D findings available and useful to advance discovery.
  • NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s clearinghouse for all things aquatic. Students might also find the Careers tab of interest.
  • ExPASy Bioinformatics Resource Portal - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)'s portal of resources in different areas of life sciences including proteomics, genomics, phylogeny, systems biology, population genetics, transcriptomics, and more.
  • Audobon Guide to North American Birds - Searchable and browseable visual and informational guide to North American birds by region/taxonomy.
  • Yale SenseLab - Integrated, multidisciplinary models of neurons and neural systems, including neuronal databases, olfactory databases, and disease databases.
  • Biosciences Information Sources Consortium (BISC) eReference Collection - Authoritative sites covering biology and other sciences. Great one stop site for comprehensive resources. Compilers include the libraries of major research institutions (including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Rockefeller University, Harvard University).

Professional Organizations

To find out more about what's going on in the field of Biology, check out some of these professional organizations:

General Science

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - World's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.
  • National Academy of Sciences - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS) - Open Access publisher whose goal is to empower researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by easing research communication.



  • National Audobon Society - Nonprofit conservation organization devoted to protecting birds and their habitats.
  • The Nature Conservancy - International environmental nonprofit aimed at land and water conservation.
  • The Wildlife Society - Organization whose mission is "to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation."