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Biology is literally the study of all living things. It is such a broad field that there are many subsets of the discipline such as molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology.


General Content

  • Welcome To The New Term – A collection of biology topics presented in a textbook fashion.
  • Cell Image Library – A freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.
  • iBiology - This educational website provides access to over 300 open-access videos including educational topics, seminars by leading scientists, and scientific career oriented videos.
  • Fundamentals of Biology - This free online course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITOPENCOURSEWARE initiative.
  • Introduction to Biology - This free online course is a part of the Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative.
  • Concepts of Biology - This is an open textbook that provides and introduction to basic biology concepts.
  • Biology - This is an introductory biology open textbook.
  • Jones Biology - This is a website with multimedia learning materials, maintained by retired biology teacher, Judy Jones.