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Bio-Inspired Design: IB C32: Start

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Use this guide to search library resources for articles, books, ebooks, proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources.

Other guides: Botany, Natural History & Zoology.

Bioscience Top Ten List. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use Recommend a title for purchase recommendations. Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Campus Libraries

Campus libraries that have materials related to the biological sciences include:

Collections in these libraries can be discovered by searching the OskiCat catalog.

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How to Start

Write your research topic as a question, use subject ideas or a thesis statement.
Example: How do Bats see and hear in the dark?

List the main concepts:
anatomy, physiology, history,

List Key words, phrases, synonyms, alternative terms and spelling - be creative:
animal behavior, bat, echolocation, biological sonar, acoustic perception, adaptive sensing, mobile agents, flight; Chiroptera; biomechanics; wings; aerodynamics; energetics; locomotion; morphology

Look for materials on bioinspired design, biomimicry, biomimetics, and related topics will be located in many subject specialty libraries on campus. Our digital collections span all subjects and are available 24/7.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

General links

Biodiversity Heritage Library: consortium of the world's largest natural history libraries, includes digitized content.

BiologyBrowser: free biological databases, identification keys, and more.

Understanding Evolution: project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education.

NIH - National Institute of Health News

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