Biological Sciences information resources: Facts & data

Biology & microbiology

  • Biology data book [print]
  • CRC handbook of microbiology [print] - contains articles, illustrations, tables and charts on the microscopy, classification, biochemistry and genetics of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses.
  • Desk encyclopedia of microbiology [print
  • Practical handbook of microbiology [online or print]
  • Topley & Wilson's microbiology and microbial infections [print]

Environment & toxicology

  • TOXNET - a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
  • ECOTOX - a source for locating single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife.
  • Dictionary of substances and their effects [print]
  • Handbook of environmental degradation rates [print]
  • Handbook of pesticide toxicology [print]
  • Phytochemical dictionary: a handbook of bioactive compounds from plants [print]
  • Sax's dangerous properties of industrial materials [print]
  • Toxicology desk reference: the toxic exposure and medical monitoring index [print]

Pest management

  • Agrochemicals desk reference [print]
  • Field guide to pests of managed forests in British Columbia [print]
  • Pesticides: an international guide to 1800 pest control chemicals [print]

Additional resources

  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [online or print]
  • Merck index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals [print]
  • Water encyclopedia [print]