Biological sciences: Recommended Resources

Biological sciences is the study of life. Virginia Tech's curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of biology such as ecology, genetics, microbiology, botany, zoology, molecular biology, and biotechnology.

Courses offered at Virginia Tech

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Subject Guide from VT University Libraries!  

My name is Ginny Pannabecker, and I'm your liaison librarian (see my photo and contact info in the right-hand side column). This guide is intended to provide you with key resources for Biological research to get you started.

Please contact me anytime with questions, or to set up a project consultation - for yourself individually, or for groups.

Below are recommended resources to get you started, or explore a Biological Sciences Course Guide.

Course Guides

Topic Overviews

Scholarly Research Databases

Biological Sciences Liaison Librarian

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Ginny Pannabecker
Newman Library, Room 5092

Office Hours are Flexible:
Contact me to arrange an appointment at:

Subjects: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Systems Biology
Website Skype Contact: Virginia.Pannabecker

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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account. Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard is held for your at the Newman User Services Desk or sent o the mailing address listed on your account.