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Biological Sciences: Books & Journals

eBook Collections

Recent Book Arrivals

Lab Girl

A 2016 memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren.


Discussing recent findings, up-to-date research, and novel strategies, the book integrates perspectives from pharmacology, toxicology, and biochemistry to illustrate the potential of lysosomes in drug discovery and development.

Managing Science

This book introduces the reader to some of the techniques of leadership and management with a pragmatic approach to managing scientific research and scientists, engineers, and technicians that engage with it. The approach is conversational, with anecdotes and practical examples.

The Gene: from genetics to postgenomics

Few concepts played a more important role in twentieth-century life sciences than that of the gene. Yet at this moment, the field of genetics is undergoing radical conceptual transformation, and some scientists are questioning the very usefulness of the concept of the gene, arguing instead for more systemic perspectives.

Visions of Cell Biology

Inspired by Cowdry's classic, watershed work (General Cytology), this book collects contributions from cell biologists, historians, and philosophers of science to explore the history and current status of cell biology. 

The Immune System: a Very Short Introduction

Describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease, in particular, focus is given on the human immune system, considering how it evolved, the basic rules that govern its behavior, and the major health threats where it is important.

Browsing in the Stacks

Books for Biology are located in the Q call number area on the second floor of the Morris Library.  The following list can help guide you to different topics.

QH - Natural history - Biology QL - Zoology QP - Physiology
QK - Botany QM - Human anatomy QR - Microbiology

By following the alpha-numeric system of the Library of Congress Classification scheme (see outline), books on similar subjects are kept together on the shelves.

eJournal Collections

These links lead to an alphabetical listing of e-journals by subject area indicated.

Visit the Library's main E-Journals page for other journals. Most titles can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff and students, in which case you may be prompted for your UDelNet ID and password.

If the Library does not have the issues you need in electronic format, search for the journal title in DELCAT Discovery to see if they are available in print. Use the call number provided to find the issues in the Library.

Top Journals according to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicators (read more here).



Nature Biotechnology

Systematic Biology

Annual Review of Biophysics

Genome Biology