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Google Scholar is a great starting place for initial research. Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar attempts to connect you with more "academic" content then information typically found on the web. Because of this you will get links to abstracts of articles published by leading journals in the fields of Biology.
As with any web searching important evaluation work will still need to be done on each of the resources you are looking at. Use the following criteria to evaluation the information from Google Scholar or other web searches.
Is the information timely, updated regularly, and appropriate for your information need (i.e. do you need current information for your research)?
Is the information relevant and useful for your information need?
Can you find an easily identified author or sponsoring organization or publisher?
Is the information correct and reliable? Are you able to verify any of the facts being presented to ensure what you are looking at is truthful?
Why was the information written; why does it exist?
For more information on web information evaluation see the detailed sheet from the Meriam Library at the California State University, Chico.
Accessing Articles from the Web
Bibliographic records of resources for agriculture and related disciplines.
Environmental Protection Agency
Programs, publications, databases, laws and regulations
Fish & Wildlife Service
portals to information on birds, contaminants, endangered species, fisheries, fishing, and more
Genetics Education Center
For educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project
National Center for Biotechnology Information
A national resource for molecular biology information
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Online exhibits in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Sciences, Paleobiology, Vertebrate Zoology
Information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems
Programs supporting the conservation and management of living marine resources.
Migratory bird research and more.
Information on plants in the United States and its territories, including species abstracts, crop information, plant symbols, and more.
Gateway to reliable information about science and technology from across federal government organizations, including technical reports, journal citations, databases, federal Web sites and fact sheets.
A global science gateway for federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals