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Bio-Inspired Design: IB 32: Start

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Use this guide to search special 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. 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, & Public Health Library for more resources. Other guides: Botany, Natural History & Zoology

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.

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.

How to Start

Find a biology research article that will inspire your design-
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.
Visit the Bioscience, Natural Resources, and Public Health Library web site for more resources.

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