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Genetically modified organisms will reduce biodiversity.
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Senior School Database Search
JStor This link opens in a new window
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources relevant to all subjects.
Web of Science
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Web of Science delivers access to scholarly works across the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Access is limited to on site unless you register for roaming access. Registration remains current for 6 months after which you must reregister.
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Access to this database is permitted only from school; no username and password necessary. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content which includes scientific, technical, and medical research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. There are three editions to Science Direct, currently we subscribe to the College Edition Journals Collection - Physical Sciences.
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"The study of biodiversity is relatively new. The word was coined by Edward O. Wilson in order to explain the biological living resources and wealth lost when whole areas of tropical rain forest were destroyed by clear-cutting and burning. Many, if not all, of these tropical rain forests were in remote areas, often in developing countries, untouched by modern civilization, and relatively unstudied by scientists .... "
Genetically Modified Organisms
"Genetically modified organisms are produced through biotechnology and genetic engineering and basically involve genetic modifications in which genetic material is added or removed to alter the genetic structure of the organism. Many organisms have undergone genetic modification, including bacteria and viruses, plants and animals, and even human beings ... "
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
" ... The purpose of genetic engineering in plants is to create plants that are in some way superior to the current plant breed being used. The changes initiated by genetic engineering may, for example, make a plant more disease resistant or drought tolerant, or it may add nutrients useful in human growth and development that the plant normally does not produce ... "
Search Engines and Databases for Biology
Any articles you find that you cannot access, search in our Database OneSearch. If you still cannot retrieve the article, send the link to the article to the Library and we will arrange for access.
"The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making."
National Library of Medicine
"The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe."
"PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally."
"An open access, transparent peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities."
"BioInteractive is a collection of resources, including 3D, animations, film, video, interactives, and virtual labs, that all pertain to the life sciences. ... The labs combine animations, illustrations, and videos to convey information and engage you in the process of science."
"Medical Xpress is a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the renowned Science X network.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
"The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides a wealth of information in the fields of medicine and biological sciences."
Search Engines and Databases for Science
Search Engines and Databases for Science
"CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research worldwide and deliver unrestricted access for all."
"PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine."
"arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,895,728 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv."
"ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations."
"For the science geek in everyone, Live Science breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet, while also digging up fascinating discoveries that hit on a broad range of fields, from dinosaurs and archaeology to wacky physics and astronomy to health and human behavior."
"The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that in just 10 years has become the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis."
Science Tech Daily
"Read daily science news articles for students, teachers, and researchers. Find the latest science news and interesting research articles."
"Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources ... Only content freely accessible to online readers is considered."
"On Google Books, you can read books and magazines, download them, cite them, and translate them. Some books are provided by publishers, while others are scanned as part of the Library Project." When you load a book, enter the keywords for the specific information you need in the Search in this book box. Although the entire book may not load, you may still be able to extract some relevant information.