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This guide will introduce you to resources you can use when researching in biology.
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AmphibiaWeb provides taxonomic information for every recognized species of amphibian in the world, including species descriptions, life history information, conservation status, literature references, photos and range maps for many species.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.
Protein Data Bank (PDB) archive is the single worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids. The structures in the archive range from tiny proteins and bits of DNA to complex molecular machines like the ribosome.