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A guide to biology resources in the McGaw Library, including resources for Botany and Zoology.

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Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 11am
Sunday: 6pm - 11pm

Web-Accessible Databases

Web Resources

  • Encyclopedia of Life
    This online encyclopedia contains high-quality, detailed articles by notable biologists. Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation as well as a dozen “cornerstone” institutions, including Harvard, the Smithsonian, and the Field Museum.
  • ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
    Operated by the United States Government, this website provides monthly updates to species taxonomy throughout the world, holding over 750,000 entries.