BIO 6602: Modern Topics in Organismal and Population Biology
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Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Concise encyclopedia biology. (1996). (Thomas A. Scott, Trans.) NY: Walter de Gruyter.
A very detailed encyclopedia including many line drawings. It covers all aspects of biology and many interrelated topics such as chemistry and geology.
Ref QH 302.5 .A2313 1996
Earth science. (2001). (5 vols.) Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, Inc.
This set focuses on physics, geology, chemistry and related topics. Each in-depth entry is followed by a bibliography to enable further research.
Ref QE 28 .E12 2001
Ecology basics. (2004).(2 vols.) Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, Inc.
Good coverage of numerous ecology topics. There is strong coverage of “hot” topics. Each article includes references to related topics and a bibliography for further research.
Ref QH 540.4 .E39 2003
Hine, R (Ed.).(1999). The Facts on file dictionary of biology (3rd ed.). NY: Facts on Files.
Straight forward definitions of the more common biology terms.
Ref QH 302.5 .F38 1999
Levin, S. A. (2001). Encyclopedia of biodiversity. (5 vols.) NY: Academic Press.
Very in-depth and scholarly coverage of topics ranging from specific families to regional ecosystems and evolution theories. Very good coverage of foundation theories and current topics of interest.
Ref QH 541.15 .B56 E53 2001
Meyers, R (Ed.). (1995). Molecular biology and biotechnology. NY: VCH Publishers, Inc.
Extensive coverage of topics ranging from autoantibodies to x-ray diffraction. Each entry starts with a list of key words and definitions and ends with a bibliography.
Ref QH 506 .M66155 1995
Pagel, M (Ed.). (2002). Encyclopedia of evolution. (2 vols.) NY: Oxford University Press.
Overview entries cover both the history of evolution theory and modern theories. Detailed topics cover everything from evolution at the cellular level to mass extinction.
Ref QH 360.2 .E54 2002
Find Biology Articles
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American Biology Teacher
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Journal of Ecology
Journal of Mammology
Quarterly Review of Biology
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