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BIO 200: Evolutionary Biology

Course Resources - Summer 2012

SixThings Your Librarian Wants You to Master for Success at UB

  1. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, Third Edition, published by the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2009. Should be required reading.It supplements lessons by faculty, supervisors and mentors, and describes ethical foundations of scientific practices and personal and professional issues researchers encounter throughout their careers.
  2. University Libraries Home Page is your gateway for one-stop shopping for library research: searching for books, databases, news, and help for navigating the oceans of information and mountains of data. The University Libraries Catalog of all holdings is accessed from this page. Associate Librarian, Fred Stoss, is available for consultation individually or in groups for identifying the most appropriate resources and developing effective and efficient search strategies.
  3. Resources by Subject: Biology and b. Resources by Subject Ecology & Environment locates subject-specific information within the UB Libraries (bibliographic and reference databases, electronic journal collections, reference books, library news, etc. and selectively from outside resources such as Web-based subject guides and other online resources.
  4. The University of California Museum of Paleontology contains information about the Earth’s living resources. Phylogenetic groups of plants and animals have background information, fossil records, life history and ecology, systematics (phylogenetics and taxonomy), and anatomy and morphology. There are numerous links to additional resources.
  5. The WWW Virtual Library in Biosciences is a comprehensive collection of Web-based resources in the biological sciences. Go to the Chapter on evaluating Websites in the Libraries Skills Workbook for guidance
    Virtual Libraries for other disciplines.
  6. Fred Stoss is YOUR librarian. He holds degrees in biology, zoology, a Master of Library Science Degree. He is an Associate Librarian for the Biological Sciences, Geology, and Mathematics. His Website office hours, and contact information. His advice: “Do not wait until the last minute to start your library research, which is an integral part of your learning experiences at UB. Make that experience meaningful and of high quality.” His email is