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This libguide is designed for use by students enrolled in biology classes at EWC.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Starting Your Research

Welcome to the EWC Library's research guide for biology topics!

Use this guide to research topics on genetics and general biology.


Biology Books:

Visit the library to use these books:

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Biology demystified
ISBN: 0071410406

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Microcosm : E. coli and the new science of life
ISBN: 037542430X



Visit the library to use this reference book:

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Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics
ISBN: 0810957485

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Fly:the Unsung Hero in the History of Genetics
ISBN: 0066212510


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Biology Reference Books at the EWC Library

Find these books in the reference collection of the EWC Library. They cannot be borrowed, but are always in the library to use.

For General Biology:

Cassell dictionary of biology

McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology  8th ed.

For Genetics: 

Genetics (4 volumes)

Glossary of genetics : classical and molecular  5th ed.


Online catalog subjects

Search for books with EWC Library's online catalog.

Subject headings like these work well to find books in the EWC Library:

Life - Origin
Natural selection
Biological diversity
Natural history

• You may also use the word “and” to combine two subjects in a search: birds and Wyoming.

• Some college libraries, including the EWC Library, use the Dewey Decimal call number system, which use numbers and then letters and numbers as a code for a subject and author. Life science books’ call numbers start with 570. Others to know:

574 - Biology

575.1 - Genetics

Genetics - animals - 591.15

Genetics - microorganisms -576.139

Genetics - plants - 581.15


Electronic Books

ebrary Full Text Books is a collection of over 43,000 full-text, electronic books. You may view the chapters of the books online. These are academic books range from business to books on technology and include reference books. EWC students, faculty and staff may search this from off-campus.

Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free electronic books on the Internet. This collection contains more than 15,000 eBooks. Most are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States. All may be freely downloaded, read and redistributed for non-commercial use.



Here are some e-books in the EWC Library you may find useful for your research:

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ISBN: 0028656067

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ISBN: 0028655516


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