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Biology 1111 Lab

Guidance for your biodiversity and fast plants projects.

Don't forget the books!

Use the "classic search" library catalog to look for specific subjects or keywords.  Search for your taxa, using the common name and/or the scientific name.  For example,

  • Do a Subject search on "marsupials" -- or more specifically on "marsupials morphology." 
  • If a subject search produces nothing, try a Keyword search, perhaps on "slug caterpillars phylogeny." 

Results will generally include books or government documents.  Science books will be located on the fourth floorGovernment documents (often from the Smithsonian Institution) can be found in compact shelving on the first floor

Science reference books, located on the third floor, may also be helpful.  For example, take a look at:

Grzimek’s animal life encyclopedia, by Bernhard Grzimek. 
Ref QL 7 .G7813 2003  17 volumes

Mammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic reference, edited by Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder.  3rd ed.
Ref QL 708 .M35 2005   2 volumes

These books on phylogenetics may help you as well:

Phylogenetics: the theory of phylogenetics systematics, by E.O. Wiley and Bruce S. Lieberman QH83 .W52 2011

Phylogenetic trees made easy: a how-to manual, by Barry G. Hall.  QH 367.5 H27 2008 

Tree of life:  a phylogenetic classification, by Guillaume Lecointre and Hervé Le Guyader, trans. by Karen McCoy.  QH 83 L42513 2006


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