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BioCyc [via Phoenix Bioinformatics]
BioCyc is a comprehensive resource for data on genomes, genes, metabolites, and metabolic pathways for more than 7,600 microbes and other species ( NOTE: Preferred browser is Firefox. BioCyc provides access to data in over 17,000 individual databases, and also provides a comprehensive set of informatics tools for data query, visualization and analysis. By coupling unique and high-quality database content with user-friendly bioinformatics tools, BioCyc enables scientists to pursue a wide range of research in microbial genomics, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, anti-microbial drug discovery, and more. For information on the content and unique features of BioCyc, please see
Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries worldwide that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) with access provided to texts “with information on over a 150 million species names.” {RG 12/11/13}

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Biography and Genealogy Master Index [via Galenet]

Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Tags: Geneaology
Biological Science Database [via ProQuest]
Biological Sciences, MEDLINE®, and TOXLINE® databases with full text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. Covers biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Functionality to cross-search with over 30 subject-specialized abstract and citation databases. Interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.
BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Science] [via Clarivate Analytics]
BIOSIS Previews is a database designed by biologists for researching the biological sciences literature.
Birds of the World (formerly Birds of North America)
New in 2020: Birds of North America (BNA) has expanded to Birds of the World. Merging two of the Cornell Lab’s flagship publications (Birds of North America and Neotropical Birds) with content from the renowned Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW Alive) & Bird Families of the World, originally published by Lynx Edicions. Birds of the World will be supported with real-time data from and multimedia from the renowned Macauley Library. Each monograph (Bird description) may includes sections on distinguishing characteristics, distribution (with accompanying map), systematics, migration, habitat, food habits, sounds, behavior, breeding, demography & populations, conservation & management, appearance, measurements & priorities for future research.
Coverage: 2003-
Black abolitionist papers [via ProQuest]
Primary source collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. Covering the period 1830-1865, the approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. The digital collection reproduces in full the 17 reels of microfilmed content from the original collection and provides a searchable, easily accessible format for research, teaching, and study.
Coverage: 1830-1865
Black Drama [via Alexander Street Press]

Black Drama contains the full text of hundreds of plays by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Also contains theatrical production information.

Coverage: 1850-present
Tags: African Americans, Drama
Black Lives Matter (Guide to Contemporary Literature)
This Black Lives Matter reading list by Michael Kicey, Humanities Librarian at the University at Buffalo, profiles important recent books on the police violence, mass incarceration, structural inequities, dialogue about race, and testimony of racialized experience.