Action Bioscience '"is a non-commercial, ad-free, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues" such as biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, and evolution. Includes peer-reviewed articles, papers from outside sources, lesson plans correlated to the U.S. National Science Education Standards (NSES), and related links. Some material available in Spanish.' (Information from lii.org.)
This site, primarily geared to students, is divided into three sections: a dictionary of biology, biology tutorials, and biology on the web. (Please ignore the advertisements!)
This site from the University of Arizona provides problem sets and tutorials for students studying biology. The site also provides additional web resources by topic.
Glossary of Biology
From the University of California, Berkeley, this glossary is browsable by topic: biochemistry, cell biology, etc.
Public Library of Science: Biology
"The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource." Read current articles from the PLoS journals. Articles are interesting and detailed, but not overly complex and wordy. This is a great organization.
This free, web-based encyclopedia is a great source for background information on biology topics. Information is available in over 30 languages, and the site provides additional web and print resources. (Remember that sources on Wikipedia are not verified, so you wouldn't want to cite Wikipedia when you are working on a research project.)
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December 7, 2009