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Biomes of the World

Research Databases
 
To access the Media Center databases:
  • Go to the school’s web site:
  • Click on Databases
  • If you are at home, click on ELM (if you don’t have a library card, get the
  • Media library card number)
  • Select the appropriate database from the list below
Encyclopedia information
Use the search terms that describe your biome, such as temperate forest
Pay attention to the Web Links and Images to the left
 
Images, videos, reference, essays, magazines, news, and websites
Use the search terms that describe your biome, such as wetlands
Pay attention to the View All in red
 
Reference books and magazines
Use the search terms that describe your biome, such as wetlands
Pay attention to Full Text and Source Types on the left


Great Search Engines You Should Try:

Sweet Search
Searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts
.
Google Scholar
A search engine designed to search scholarly journals
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iSEEK Education
A non-commercial search engine that delivers editor-reviewed results from universities, government sites and other noncommercial providers
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IPL2 (The Librarian's Internet)

http://www.ipl.org/
Created and maintained by librarians, offers high-quality academic information
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RefSeek*
http://www.refseek.com/
a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone
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NSDL--National Science Digital Library
http://nsdl.org/
Emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
 
 

Web Links
 
 
McGill College: Canadian Biodiversity
 
Missouri Botanical Garden
 
NASA Earth Observatory: Mission Biomes
 
 
 
University of California, Berkeley
 
University of California Museum of Paleontology
 
University of California, Santa Barbara: World Biomes
 
 
World Wildlife Fund: Biogeographical Realms
 

 
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