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Biology: Home

This guide is designed to help students and faculty access credible resources related to the study of biology.

Getting Started

Whether you are using your study of biology to become a M.D. or an environmentalist or just need to fullfill a core requirement, check out our library's resources that support the various biology courses offered here at Mercyhurst.




BLAST finds regions of similarity between biological sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance.


BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

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Zotero is free, easy-to-use software to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.

User Guide



To find articles, click on the Articles tab.

To find books, search our catalog here, or the Books tab of this page lists several reference books that may be of use.

To find web resources, click on the Websites tab.

For help writing your bibliography, click on the How to Cite Sources tab.

Check out the lastest biology articles in the news on our News tab!

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