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Other E-Resources

Model Organism Reference Works

Search the MSU Online catalog for many more books and e-books relating to model organisms.


  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences 
    Contains introductory and advanced articles on many different biological topics, written by experts and continuously updated
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics  
    Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.