Biological Sciences information resources: Additional resources

Systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature


  • Integrated Taxanomic Information System - Use to find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes
  • NCBI Taxonomy Browser - from the National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Species 2000 - Indexing the world's known species
  • Springer index of viruses [print
  • Synopsis and classification of living organisms [print] - Systematic positions and affinities of all living organisms or all taxa down to the family level
  • Tree of Life - Informatin about phylogeny and biodiversity
  • Virus taxonomy: classification and nomenclature [print



  • Birds of North America - A continually updated, comprehensive reference for life history information on over 700 different bird species
  • FishBase - A global information system about fishes
  • International code of zoological nomenclature
  • Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world [print]
  • Mammal species of the world [online or print]
  • Nomina insecta Nearctica: a check list of the insects of North America [print] - Scientific names applied to the insects of North America

Associations and organizations

Government information

British Columbia



Directories of web sites

Web and Internet resources