General Biology Information
The Biology Place. This is a site put together by publishing companies with the help of introductory textbook authors. It is designed to be a reference site for both students and instructors. For complete access you need to be a member, but anyone can visit and you can have a 7-day free trial period to investigate the site.
The World Lecture Hall. Various professors from around the world have made their syllabi or their lectures or even exams available. Please note that all professors can post their material here, so you may not necessarily be getting information from the "best" professors in the country. But, for an example, Jim Worrall and Paul Manion, of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have posted some topics concerning tree pathology.
Smithsonian Institution. Information about all of the different parts of the Smithsonian and its activities are listed here. This site has its own search engine.
Science. The American Association for the Advancement of Science which publishes the major general science journal, Science, has this web site with on-line access to the journal and various specific topics which affect science.
More Specific Information
Cortland Herpetology Connection. Where high school students help with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Amphibian and Reptile Atlas.
Phylogenetic Trees. A project at the University of Arizona involves setting up as complete a phylogenetic tree as possible. This project is on-going and the site is still under construction but might provide information about organisms of interest to you.
Species Diversity. Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of plants, animals, fungi and microbes on Earth as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. It will also provide a simple access point enabling users to link to other data systems for all groups of organisms, using direct species-links. Users worldwide will be able to verify the scientific name, status and classification of any known species via the Species Locator, which provides access to species checklist data drawn from an array of participating databases.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. As you may know, the CDC is the government's agency concerned with biological research involving various diseases as well as epidemiological work. This is an interesting web site if you are interested in the latest information about some diseases, their causes and prevention. This site also has travel advisories and information about training and employment.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. A site for those interested in some limited information about some diseases and some treatments. This might be best as a jumping off point.
Cells Alive. A great site for cell biology and microbiology students and anyone interested in a variety of topics such as HIV infection, the immune system and the relative size of cells. There is lots of information and lots of things to see, especially if you have the ability to watch video.
Disclaimer: These Web sites are simply ones that we have come across and think you might find interesting and helpful as sources of information. You must realize, however, that there is NO endorsement by the Biology Department of any of these sites that is implied by our listing them here.