65 Biological Sciences


Biology 2e

Biology 2e is a peer reviewed textbook with all of the concepts covered in two terms of first year biology. It was written by biology professors from several institutions. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, slides, summaries, exercises, solutions

Concepts of Biology, 1st Canadian ed

This textbook was adapted for a Canadian audience from an OpenStax textbook. It was designed for students not majoring in Biology. Interactive activities were included for students to check their understanding.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, simulations, summaries, exercises, solutions

Biology for Majors I and Biology for Majors II

These texts were adapted from OpenStax Biology 2e by Lumen Learning and aim to provide an expansive overview of introductory biology for science students.

Includes: Instructor resources, exercises, assignments, solutions

Biology for Non-Majors I and Biology for Non-Majors II

These texts were adapted from OpenStax biology textbooks by Lumen Learning and aim to provide a solid biological foundation for non-science students.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries

Introductory Animal Physiology, 2nd Edition

This resource was adapted from other open textbooks with additional resources from faculty and invited students at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This book is an introduction to the diversity of structure and function in animals at the tissue and organ system level. The focus of this book is on principles and mechanisms that sustain life and maintain homeostasis, including water balance, gas exchange, acquisition and transport of oxygen and nutrients, temperature regulation, electrical and chemical signal transmission, sensory processing, and locomotion.

Includes: Practice questions, online resources, images

Unfolding the Mystery of Life, Biology Lab Manual for Non-Science Majors

This laboratory manual is intended for use in a biology laboratory course taken by non-science majors, pre-biology, and pre-allied health majors. Reviews are available.

An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology, 2nd Edition

This interactive textbook begins by orienting students to the nature of science, and then proceeds with units on organismal biology and molecular biology.

Includes: Interactive activities, simulations, videos

A Primer for Computational Biology

Published by Oregon State University, this book aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. Reviews are available.

Phylogenetic Comparative Methods

This book was written by Luke J. Harmon at the University of Idaho, and covers phylogenetic comparative methods using R. Reviews are available.

Includes: Summaries, sample R code

Biology Media Collection

This is an image collection from the University of Alberta that forms the basis of lab manuals for entry-level biology courses.

Cell and Molecular Biology

This textbook is an overview of molecular and cell biology, including an introduction to scientific method and a focus on evolution.

Includes: Instructor text, interactive questions

Anatomical Illustrations

These anatomical illustrations were created to support a course on chordate anatomy.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Though not a textbook, this resource improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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