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Recommended Biology Websites
The Biology Project
University of Arizona - an online interactive resource for learning biology
Biointeractive - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Search hundreds of free science education resources. Virtual labs, animations, virtual museum, web video, and "click and learn" mini lessons.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic.
PubMed Central - NCBI
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Domain Searching in Google
Understanding Internet Searches & Websites
Consider the following:
- Anyone can build a website, experts and non-experts alike.
- Some information may be outdated or even hazardous to the reader.
- Web searches often retrieve more than 1,000,000 results, many of which are irrelevant to your research.
- Website publishers may be biased and have an agenda, or may be trying to sell you something.
- Since no one supervises the Internet, there's a lack of basic quality and usability standards.
- Website information is not reviewed the same way as published works (books, scholarly articles, encyclopedias).
- The Internet often functions as a place for people to share their unfiltered opinions.
- Scholarly sources are rarely available for free. The library subscribes to research databases that provide access to high-quality research at no cost to you.