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Encyclopedias: Biomedical

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 5 volume 3rd edition "covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations."

Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides a clear understanding of the basic concepts in stem cell biology and addresses the politics, ethics, and challenges currently facing the field.

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Genetics [Rutgers Restricted]
A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field. Electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Full-text of the classic 1918 publication, including engravings, and a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Comprehensive coverage of information on "new biological bases, research tools, and implications of brain and gene research as it relates to psychology."

Hormones, Brain, and Behavior [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "a broad range of topics with an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans." Electronic version of the 2nd edition of the print resource.

Innerbody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online
Detailed clickable graphics of the various systems of the human body with descriptive information.

World of Microbiology and Immunology [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the concepts, theories, discoveries, and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for students, researchers, teachers, and librarians. Using a mix of traditional academic and topical articles, this title addresses current ethical, legal, and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.