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BIOSC 110 curated list - Introduction to Biological Science

BIOSC 110 curated list

Course Outline of Records:


Essential Biology (Simon, Reece, and Dickey)

Book (CCC Stack 1 copy)

eBook (none available)


Lab Manual for General Biology (Krolikowski)

eBook (none available)

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style. 7th edition

Book (Print)- (CCC)

APA Citation Guide- (CCC Online)

Handouts (CCC-print)

Films and Videos

Films on Demand- Biology

Kanopy- Biology

Academic Videos online- Biology


Biology 2e (Clark, 2018) (CC-BY) OpenStax

General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology (Bartee, 2018) (CC-BY) OpenStax

Themes and Concepts of Biology (Mayers, Waltz, & Rains, 2017) (CC BY NC) OER Commons

Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213 (Bartee, Shriner, and Creech, 2017) (CC-BY) OpenStax

Concepts of Biology (Fowler, Roush and Wise, 2013) (CC-BY) OpenStax

Labs and Simulations

Principles of Biology I Lab Manual. (Burran, S., & DesRochers, D., 2015) (CC-BY-SA)

Unfolding the Mystery of Life, Biology Lab Manual for Non-Science Majors (Genovesi, Blinderman, and Natale, 2019) (CC-BY)

Chem Collective-Virtual Lab (CC BY-NC-ND) LibreTexts

PhET interactive simulations (CC-BY-3.0)


OpenStax CNX - Biology Close to fifty open textbooks on topics related to chemistry and Biology. This site will soon retire and will need to use openstax

OER Repositories

OER Commons (2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA) Open Educational Resources (OER) network for collaboration among the California community college system

Open Text (2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)- Provide textbooks, videos, and presentations (General)

LibreTexts(2022) (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Sample Canvas Shell

Concepts of Biology Canvas Shell

Biology 2e Canvas Shell

Note: The library can buy both print and electronic copies of titles like those listed.  In the past, the library has purchased up to 3 print copies of a reserve title.  We are not able to buy multiple copies of eBook titles. When possible, the library buys eBooks that can have unlimited simultaneous users.  However, per the publisher, some eBooks are limited to 3 or even 1 user at a time.  The library does not buy class sets of books.  For class sets please contact Maritez Apigo for a grant application.