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Online Reference Sources

AGROVOC Thesaurus
Terminology for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, and related fields (e.g., environment) in 17 languages (6 more in development). From the U.N.'s Food & Agriculture Organization.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
Research methods for microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics, proteins, plant biology, neuroscience, lab organisms, and imaging.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Online version of the illustrated zoology encyclopedia. Includes insects and microflora. Current.

Print Reference Sources

A tiny sample of the reference books in paper format in the libraries
- links are to the Library catalog records.

Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology
UM Science Ref  QR81 .A5 1994

Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology
UM Science Ref QR81 .B46 2001
4 volumes

Collins Web-linked Dictionary of Biology
UM Science Ref QH302.5 .H34 2006
Emphasis on cellular and evolutionary biology. Contains an appendix with links to biology history, careers, etc.

A Dictionary of Biology [Oxford]
UM Science Ref QH302.5 .D54 2008
Short definitions with some line drawings.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
UM Science Re
QH302.5 .E525 2002
Twenty-volume set from the Nature Publishing Group.

Practical manual of groundwater microbiology
UM Science [not Ref]
QR105.5 .C85 2008