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Biology Websites

See the Biology Department homepage for a description of Siena's program.

Comprehensive Collections of Internet Resources for Biology

Encyclopedia of Life

ExPASy’s Life Sciences Directory
Harvard University Biology Links
NCBI Entrez
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information


Census of Marine Life
Conus Biodiversity Website
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
National Marine Sactuaries Media Library
National Ocean Service


Digital Anatomist Project
Gray's Anatomy
Neurons (University of Toronto)


BMRB: BioMagResBank
ChemBank You must create a FREE user account when you first use this
Klotho: Biochemical Compounds Declarative Database
Medical Biochemistry Page


Tree of Life Phylogenic Web Project
USGS: Biological Resource Discipline


Audubon's Birds of America
Bird Checklists of the United States
Internet Bird Collection-Collection of the world's birds
The North American Breeding Bird Survey: Results and Analysis 1966-2009


Index Nominum Genericorum
International Plant Names Index
International Plant Science Center: The New York Botanical Garden
IOPI Database of Plant Databases (DPD)
Plants Database--from the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Biological Control: A guide to natural enemies in North America
Ecological Internet
Freshwater Ecoregions of the World


Butterflies & Moths of North America


BRENDA: The Comprehensive Enzyme Information System
REBASE: The Restriction Enzyme Database


Comprehensive Microbial Research (CMR) Home Page
Dolan DNA Learning Center (National Human Genome Research Institute (NHRGI))
The New Gene Map of the Human Genome
GWAS--previously the Human Genome Variation Database GenBank
Linus Pauling Online
NIH Stem Cell Information


The Xerces Society--focuses on the protection of invertebrates through conservation


Unseen Life on Earth: Introduction to Microbiology

Nucleic Acids

The Nucleic Acid Database


SCOP: Structural Classifications of Proteins


ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Species 2000

Teaching Resources

BIODIDAC Images Project
The Biology Project
Exploring Life's Origins

Government Information

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Bureau of Land Management
Department of Agriculture
Department of Energy’s Office of Science
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Contaminants Program (from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Fish and Wildlife Service
Food and Drug Administration

IUCN – World Conservation Union
National Institutes of Health
National Parks Service
National Science Foundation from
USDA Forest Service
World Health Organization

Professional Associations and Societies

American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Physiological Association
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
National Academy of Sciences
National Association of Environmental Professionals
NSTA National Science Teachers Association
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Biology


A list of databases relevant to Biology.

E-Print (Pre-Print) and Abstracts Archives Quantitative Biology
E-print Network

E-Books and E-Journals  

American Journal of BioEthics
Free Medical Journals
HighWire Press (Internet Imprint of the Stanford University Libraries)

New York Times - Science
Online Books Biology Page

Biology Journals

Index Medicus Journal Abbreviations
Print and electronic journals for Biology and Health Sciences.

Remember to check CYRIL, the Siena Library catalog, for other resources.