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Sites of interest

Index sites


Journal databases



Text support

Links to general biology, basic learning resources and on-line books:

To use the On-line Biology Book for review and reference go to:

For support in molecular & cell biology, the companion site for Lodish's book has several nice features:

For support in biochemistry, the companion site for Lehninger's book may prove useful for you:

Ed Rybicki's Introduction to Molecular Virology on-line is worth browsing:
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Interesting virology related sites

All the Virology on the WWW: A great place to start and to come back to explore frequently. or

A useful glossary:

Bock Labs have a lot of offer regarding viruses: Come back often.

More specific pages at Bock Labs:

replication schemes:

virology notes & essays:

discussion postings:

virus visualizations:

Virus structure definitions & visualizations: [check out animations under Research]

On-line tutorials: [try Virus replication]

Three sites with lots of links worth exploring! [Post your favorite destinations in the discussion fora to share with others & I'll post them here as well.]:

Pictures & movies of cells:

The Online Macromolecular Museum:

For those of you fascinated by death in many forms, consider the Cell Death Society:

Virus taxonomy resource:

Another site for searching ICTVdb:


A huge list of virology resources:

Recent info on viruses with summaries:

Information on human viruses & disease symptoms:

For information on Ebola virus:

HIV sequence information & more:

A major phage site:

Basics on plant viruses & links to more info:

The Centers for Disease Control have a great site, including access to MMWR and Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal:

The World Health Organization provides information on viruses & epidemiology:

An interesting public education site focused on vaccines, with access to journals and other resources:

For links to other sites related to vaccines and to immunology in general try:

Links page for Biology 480 Immunology
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The following sites have quite a bit of overlap. However, each have unique features and/or links which are useful. Take the time to browse each site, making note of the ones which appeal to you most. As you gain experience, you'll want to explore some of these in some depth.

Background and on-line instruction using Darwin 2000:

Other on-line instruction and support:

A basic general introduction:

A detailed, highly linked site: [Note: Some applications have restricted access, but there is still a significant amount of useful information.]

National Center of Biotechnology Information [NCBI] homepage:

Site map to ease navigation: [You can click on the boxes and see how they are linked.]

European Bioinformatics Institute:

National Biotechnology Information Facility- 1000's of link resources, including the game Origin: Unknown, which provides a fun way to learn bioinformatics:

San Diego Supercomputing Center has lots of useful links and resources:

Resource list at NOAA is nicely organized:
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Additional structure modeling and analysis tools:

Additional access to lots of cool applications: [Boxshade, PHYLIP, and treealign to name but a few]

Access to good documentation on many applications: [left-hand frame- index]

Biology Workbench: A powerful integrated tool, allowing you to search multiple databases simultaneously and to use a very wide variety of tools to examine proteins, nucleotide sequences, alignments, and structures:

[All you need to do the first time is to choose a user name & password. The cool thing is that it can save your work sessions, so you can come back to them, even months later. You can upload and download from it as well, so you can easily transfer material to a log, and to a report. The downside to using Biology Workbench is that it takes a little practice to navigate following a simple rule of not using the "back" button, because it can cause problems.]

To access entries in human genome database: or go to: and click on "Genome"

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Multi-linked index sites of interest

[Come back to these frequently and explore. Make note of and share the destinations you like by posting them in the discussion fora. I'll post links on updated versions of this page.] [a diverse site for molecular/cell ] [lots to explore here] [molecular immunology resources] [vaccines, immunoassays, & much more] [biotech industry, job search, etc.]


Journal databases and full text access sites

Schultz Center:

[Here you can access Elsevier's Science Direct via the Database list, use the journal locator, and connect to New Jour- a full text resource. Also, periodically check Trial databases for new things. Although your PIN will allow access to most databases, you'll have to get the password from the reference desk to use Biosis.]

Cell Molecular Guide:

PubMed: [with full text journal articles available]

Interscience: [with full text journal articles available]

Highwire Press: a huge source of free full text literature

BioMedNet: [with full text journal articles available] & home of the free e-journal HMS Beagle [worth having for fun and info]

Also of interest:

Access to many relevant journals:

Medical search site, including journals:

Communicable Disease Prevention & Control (CDPC): [an on-line journal]

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