Skip to Content

Selected Resources for Biology 114N

Conception to Birth

Books | Indexes | Periodicals | Help


Library Catalogs | Selected Bibliography

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA -- the online catalog
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
In North America For ILL: WorldCat


Books on Scientific Writing and Presentations

Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How by Jennifer Peat et. al.
Link to electronic book 2002
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science by Scott L. Montgomery
Main Stacks T10.5 .M65 2017
Communicating Science: A Practical Guide by Pierre Laszlo
Link to electronic book 2006
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper by Barbara Gastel and Robert Day
Main Stacks T11 .D33 2016
From Research to Manuscript: a Guide to Scientific Writing by Michael Jay Katz
Link to electronic book 2008

Selected Bibliography

Below is a select list of books relating to general Biology and Human Development. These books can be found in Thomas Library in the reference collection and in the main stacks as noted. Books located in the main stacks may be checked out.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (20 volumes)
Available online through Access Science
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia (3 volumes)
Reference Q121 .V3 2008
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
Reference Q123 .M15 2003 (6th edition)
Main Stacks Q123 .M34 1993 (5th edition)
A Dictionary of Biology
Reference QH302.5 .D54 2008
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics
Online Resource
Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology
Reference QH491 .D94 2012
Online Resource
Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology (4 volumes)
Reference QH506 .E53 1999
Encyclopedia of Human Biology (9 volumes)
Reference QP11 .E53 1997 (2nd edition)
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
Main Stacks QP84 .C26 1998
American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Reference R121 .A53 2004 (2nd edition)
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Online Resource


Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It is a good starting place for introductory level classes.
Newspaper Source
Index to over 250 newspapers, many of them in full-text.
BIOSIS Previews/Biological Abstracts
Biosis Previews/Biological Abstracts indexes articles from all fields of Biology. Coverage includes 1969 to the present.
MEDLINE contains articles on all aspects of clinical medicine and medical research.

A full list of all the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:


Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.

Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.

Journal Article Interlibrary Loan Form
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned at Wittenberg from other libraries. Please see the form for more details.


If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar, the Science Librarian, via email at or call 937-327-7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at or at 937-327-7511.

Compiled by Alisa Mizikar.

Back to top