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The Prokaryotes


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Encyclopedia of Life Sciences


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Lunar and Planetary Institute Publications


National Academies Press

Hathi Trust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

Access Excellence

Access Excellence, launched in 1993, is a national educational program that provides health, biology and life science teachers access to sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web. The program was originally developed and launched by Genentech Inc., and in 1999 joined the National Health Museum, a non-profit national center for health education. Access Excellence provides links to information on a wide variety of health topics and includes an extensive collection of documents on ethical issues.

Genomic Science Program

The Genomic Science Program of the U.S. Department of Energy provides information for scientists and the public on progress in genomics and a description of the Human Genome Project.

National Human Genome Research Institute

The NHGRI website provides information about the institute’s programs, research, and research funding. The site also provides information about the Human Genome Project in a series of pages for students, educators, and others.

Improved Access to

Stanford readers who want to access the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ( resources from locations or devices not on the Stanford network now have a new option. By creating a personal account (via the “Create a Free Account” link at and using their Stanford e-mail address in the registration, they can thereafter access this resource from outside the Stanford network without having to go through Stanford proxy access authentication. This may be particularly of interest to those using mobile devices.

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