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Biology : Reference Sources

This guide highlights core print and electronic Library resources in the area of Biology and it links to relevant web resources. Use this guide as your starting point. For more resources and further help, come to the Science Library or Ask a Librarian.

What is Reference?

Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and biographies help you find factual and background information about your topic

It is advisable to look at more than one source of information to get the most information and to have a more balanced view of the topic.

Google and Wikipedia could be good places to start your search for general and initial ideas about your topic. But you will always have to use Library resources to get more credible information.

Selected Online Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Selected Print Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

               

Free Online Dictionaries