This volume will help librarians assigned to develop collections in biology to get up to speed and stay up-to-date in the wide-ranging discipline of the life sciences. Beginning with a discussion of the primary subfields of biology—from botany to ecology to zoology--the author introduces the reader to a plethora of resources useful for understanding the subject as well as for collecting materials about it. Included are lists of core reference books, serials, and texts; databases, e-journal collections, and data repositories; selection tools, subject guides, and disciplinary review sources; collection management articles pertinent to the life sciences; and current awareness sources, including professional organizations, journals, and blogs. Even the experienced biology selector will find it useful to consult this volume in the Sudden Selector’s series, for its practical guidance and in-depth annotations of resources ranging from the popular to the professional.
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