Thomas Library

Selected Resources for WittSem 100L: Making of the Fittest

Fall 2012

Books | Indexes | Periodicals | Web Sites | Help


LC subject headings | Library Catalogs | Reference Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

31st ed., 5 vols., 2009.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.

Subject headings will be similar to, but may be different from those used in periodical indexes.

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

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

Reference Books

Below is a select list of reference books relating to the biological sciences. These books can be found in the reference collection of the library as noted.

Encyclopedia of Evolution (2 Volumes)
Reference QH 360.2 .E54 2002
A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Reference QH 540.4 .L56 1998)
Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
Reference QP 34.5 .M24 2005


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 will be s a good starting place for all the papers for this course.

Biosis Previews (Biological Abstracts)
Biosis Previews indexes articles from all fields of Biology. Coverage includes 1969 to the present.

A full list of Biology related 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 You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. 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. If you need an article from a journal that we do not own, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan.


When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.


If you are having trouble with your research, please contact:
Alisa Mizikar, Science Librarian, or x7515
Reference Desk,, x7511

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Compiled by Alisa Mizikar.