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These books are located on the second floor of Vogel Library near the reference desk. They are examples of the types of reference materials found in the reference collection. They may only be used in the library.

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A Dictionary of Biology: this dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, as well as key terms from medicine and palaeontology. It includes biographies of key scientists, and feature articles on important topics, such as bioinformatics, genetically modified organisms, microarray technology, and RNA interference.

Encyclopedia of Evolution: surveys essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies.

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: provides a comprehensive survey of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. It includes definitions of terms from the fields of Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Systems Biology, and Toxicology.