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This guide is specifically designed for Dr. Brian Mahon's BIOL 1407 biome project.

Biomes Reference

General References

Encyclopedia Brittanica The online version of the standard encyclopedia, covering a wide range of topics including various biomes (Full-text)
Biomes and Ecosystems This four volume reference set offers over 500 entries on biomes and ecosystems, an ecosystem usually being a subset of biomes. The first volume begins with several overviews of biomes, classified into over three dozen subtypes of the following major types: marine and oceanic, inland aquatic, deserts, forests, grassland/tundra, and anthropogenic biomes. The next three volumes explore in alphabetical order ecosystems in 300-500 word articles. Each entry describes geographic, biological, geological, and sociological characteristics for a given biome, and begins with a summary section of standard geographic and biome-type information.


Electronic Books

Desert Biomes

   Ecology of Desert Systems
Freshwater Aquatic Biomes    Freshwater Ecosystems and Aquaculture Research
Forest Biomes    Forests in Our Changing World : New Principles for Conservation and Management
Terrestrial biomes  Geographic distribution, biodiversity, and environmental threats
Grassland Biomes    Grasses and Grassland Ecology
Arctic & Alpine Biomes    Alpine Environment : Geology, Ecology, and Conservation


Articles about Biomes

ProQuest Research Library A general purpose database that includes the full text of many magazines and journals from a number of fields and disciplines including biomes. Good for popular, current event, opinion-oriented, practical, and how-to topics. (Some full-text)
Science & Technology collection Provides full-text access to over 800 journals covering aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science; as well as indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications. (Some full-text)
Academic OneFile Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects; Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Science in Context Find current and accurate information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Content is searchable but is also organized by content area.
Biology in Credo Reference This research guide covers topics and resources included in the HCC Library Credo Reference database
PhET: Biology Interactive simulations in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World
(These can be found on the shelf at the Central Library - Click on each title for more information)



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