BIOL 11600: Biology of Birds

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Biological Abstracts
Provides abstracts and bibliographic references to journal items focusing on vital biological and medical research findings, pharmacological studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Includes some linked full text.

SORA, Searchable Ornithological Research Archive
An open access electronic journal archive of publications from major ornithological societies. Provides access to ornithological literature from over 120 years. Does NOT include articles written within the last five years.

JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.

General Reference Works

Birds of North America
Life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in North America. Features include images, sounds, data tables, conservation, management and priorities for future research.

Internet Bird Collection
Extensive collection of video and audio files of birds.

Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
QL681 .S564 2003
Popular, easy-to-use field guide to eastern birds.

North American Breeding Bird Atlas
Detailed distribution data on U. S. and Canadian bird species.

New Encyclopedia of Birds
"The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume guide to birds of the world. Entries prepared by a team of renowned biologists and conservationists give a systematic account of every family, covering their form and function, distribution, diet, social behaviour, and breeding biology. With one-eighth of all bird species now under threat, special attention is given to environmental and conservation issues."

Handbook of the Birds of the World
Ref QL673 .H265 1992
Ten-volume encyclopedia of bird life worldwide

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Scientific Writing

Writing for Science by Robert Goldbort (e-book)
Includes a chapter on "undergraduate reports in the sciences."

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology (3rd. ed)
QH304 .K59 2009
Provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology, including numerous examples of faulty writing (along with revisions) to alert students to pitfalls when writing sections of a scientific paper. Most of the sections are designed to stand alone so that readers can look up a topic in the index and find the answer to their question.