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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.

Women in Microbiology

The women profiled in this collection range from historic figures like Alice Catherine Evans and Ruth Ella Moore to modern heroes like Michele Swanson and Katrina Forest--a wonderful collection of stories that will inspire everyone, but especially young women and men who are wondering how to find their way in the working world.

Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition

Presented in an organized, concise, and simple-to-use format, this popular reference allows quick access to the most frequently used data. Covering a wide range of topics, from classical biochemistry to proteomics and genomics, it also details the properties of commonly used biochemicals, laboratory solvents, and reagents. An entirely new section on Chemical Biology and Drug Design gathers data on amino acid antagonists, click chemistry, plus glossaries for computational drug design and medicinal chemistry.

Introductory Biological Statistics

Provides a thorough grounding in all essential methods of descriptive and inferential statistics


In the years since the Human Genome Project, genomics has grown into a big and rapidly developing field driven by bioinformatics technology. The implications for our health and privacy, and our understanding of ecological systems and evolution are profound. This book provides an account of this exciting new science, its impact and its potential.


From modern pandemics such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika, to stories of vaccination and antiviral drugs, this Very Short Introduction charts our struggle against viruses. Outlining their origins, structure, and method of infection, Dorothy Crawford explores the vast variety of viruses, and asks if we can live in harmony with them in the future.

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