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Biology: Getting Started

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Vibrio Fischeri

Vibrio Fischeri. The left one is lit, the right one shows bioluminescence. From the NSF website.

Getting Started

There are a number of ways to get started on a research project in Biology.

  • Make an appointment with me for some pointers, tips, and suggestions on the best sources to use.
    • See my contact information at the right
  • Consult a reference book  for some great background information on any topic.
    • See suggestions below for some great ones.
  • Use this guide to navigate the wealth of information available to you.

Find Background Information

Check out these reference sources found in the Reference section in the basement of Tutt South:

The timetree of life / edited by S. Blair Hedges and Sudhir Kumar
foreword by James D. Watson.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Ref. QH367.5 .T56 2009.

The Facts on File dictionary of evolutionary biology / edited by 
Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith.
New York : Facts on File, c2004.
Ref. QH360.2 .F27 2004.

Creighton, Thomas E., 1940-       
Encyclopedia of molecular biology 
New York : John Wiley, c1999.
Ref.  QH506.C74 1999.
       
Encyclopedia of environmental biology / editor-in chief, William A. Nierenberg.
San Diego : Academic Press, c1995.
Ref. QH540.4.E52 1995.
       
Encyclopedia of human biology / editor-in-chief Renato Dulbecco.
San Diego : Academic Press, 1991.
Ref. QP11.E53 1991.

The Encyclopedia of animal biology / edited by R. McNeill Alexander.
New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, c1987.
Ref. QL45.2.E53 1987.

The desk encyclopedia of microbiology / editor, Moselio Schaechter ; consulting editor, Joshua Lederberg.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, c2004. 
Ref. QR9.D47 2004.

Stetzenbach, Linda D.
The dictionary of environmental microbiology 
San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, c2003.
Ref. QR100.S74 2003.

Encyclopedia of microbiology / editor-in-chief, Joshua Lederberg.
San Diego : Academic Presds, c2000.
Ref. QR9.E53 2000.   

Singleton, Paul.
Dictionary of microbiology and molecular biology.
Chichester [England] ; New York : Wiley, [1994] c1987.
Ref.  QR9.S56 1994.

 And so many more...

Contact Information

Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu