More Biology Research Guides


  • A database covering agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant science, and agricultural economics.
  • The standard database for medical/health literature.
  • A robust, interdisciplinary database with excellent coverage of all the biological sciences.

Reference Tools

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Biological Glossary (UCMP)

Biology Databases at UT

Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online

All of Darwin's published writings and many of his manuscripts available both as searchable text and as scanned images.

Department of Systematic Biology, Botany, National Museum of Natural History

(Smithsonian Institution)

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Searchable data on species, countries, or datasets.

Index to Organism Names (ION)

A comprehensive organism names database.

International Field Guides

A searchable database of field guides for plants, animals, and other objects in North America and around the world.

Open Directory: Biology

Volunteer-based web directory.


Connect with other researchers.

Provides information on technical reports generated through federally-funded research and development projects.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Texas Natural History Collections

Hosted by the Texas Memorial Museum

The Tree of Life Web Project

A web project produced by biologists from around the world. Taxonomic and identifying information about organisms, including drawings, photographs, references, and related information.

University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences

Subject Specialist

Nancy Elder


Phone: 512-495-4635

Roxanne Bogucka


Phone: 512-495-4256