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The Arabidopsis Book
http://www.aspb.org/publications/arabidopsis/
Free from the American Society of Plant Biologists.  Over 100 invited chapters, each reviewing in detail an important and interesting aspect of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, with reference to what is known in other plants and in other kingdoms.
Beyond Bio 101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology Education
http://www.hhmi.org/beyondbio101/
ed. by David Jarmul for HHMI
C. elegans II (CSHL Press)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=ce2.TOC
ed. by Donald Riddle, Thomas Blumenthal, Barbara Meyer, James Priess.
The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics, and the Human Genome
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10373.html?onpi_listserv102502
by John Sulston and Georgina Ferry , from the National Academy Press.
Charles Darwin
http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/charles_darwin/
Full-text copies of: The Descent Of Man (1871), On the Origin of Species (1859),and The Voyage Of The Beagle (1909)
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols Online
http://library.cshl.edu:2048/login?url=http://cshprotocols.cshlp.org
From Cold Spring Harbor Press
Current Protocols Online Library subscription.   From Wiley Interscience.  Search one or all of the volumes for the protocol you need.  Includes instructions for mixing reagents.

 

Richard Dawkins
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/richard_dawkins/
Collection of full-text articles and transcripts of interviews about science and religion.
The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology, 3rd. ed.
http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/
limited access ( once every 90 days)
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
http://www.els.net
Library subscription.   From Nature Publishing.
The Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (1994)
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309050774/html/index.html
by the Committee on Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Genes and Disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowSection&rid=gnd
Genes and Disease is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter.
Genomics and Its Impact on Medicine and Society:A 2001 Primer
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/primer2001/index.html
From the U.S. DOE Human Genome Project.
Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 7th ed.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books
by Anthony Griffiths, WIlliam Gelbart, Jeffrey Miller, RIchard Lewontin.
Gregor Mendel
http://www.mendelweb.org/homepage.html
Mendel's papers translated on MendelWeb
Modern Genetic Analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mga.TOC
by Anthony Griffiths, WIlliam Gelbart, Jeffrey Miller, RIchard Lewontin.
Molecular Biology in Marine Science: Scientific Questions, Technological Approaches, and Practical Implications (1994)
http://www.nap.edu/books/NX004010/html/
by the Committee on Molecular Marine Biology, Ocean Studies Board, NRC
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th. ed.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mboc4.TOC&depth=2
by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, James D. Watson.
Molecular Cell Biology, 4th ed.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mcb.TOC
by Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Lawrence Zipursky, Paul Matsudaira, David Baltimore, James Darnell.
NSF Guide for Proposal Writing
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04016/start.htm
Specifically for undergraduate proposals but has some useful information.
Online Biology Book
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html
basic coverage of many biology subject areas.
Oxford English Dictionary
http://www.oed.com/
Library subscription
Retroviurses. (CSHL Press)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=rv.TOC
by John Coffin, Stephen Hughes, Harold Varmus.
The Role of Scientists in the Professional Development of Science Teachers (1996)
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309049997/html/index.html
by the Committee on Biology Teacher Inservice Training
Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind08/
From the National Science Board
Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning (2002)
http://books.nap.edu/books/0309076374/html/index.html
by the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Wiley Interscience: Life and Medical Sciences Library (all three sections) Library Subscription.   Over 100 Wiley books available full-text online.

Free Book Collections

Bartleby.com
http://www.bartleby.com/
Literature, reference and verse - free - includes many dictionaries and quotation sources  BUT older editions of many classics, e.g. 1918 version of Gray's Anatomy. Includes some classic scientific authors and papers (Darwin, Einstein, etc.)
National Academy Press
http://www.nap.edu/
Over 4,000 titles in various subject areas published by the NAP.   Good 'Science & Ethics' section
NCBI Bookshelf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books
A  collection of 30 biomedical textbooks that can be searched via NCBI and PubMed.
NSF Online Publications
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
Includes forms, news releases, vacancy announcements, as well as reports and newsletters.
Project Gutenberg
http://www.promo.net/pg/
Books past copyright date, typed in by volunteers.
ReadPrint
http://www.readprint.com/
Public domain works (mainly literature) but including The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
UPenn Online Books - Sciences
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/subjectstart?QH-QR
large listing by call # - mostly older materials, varying quality because they have searched for books wherever they are.

02/19/2009