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Basic Biology
For further assistance on research or use of library resources, please feel free to contact our staff at the Circulation Counter or email us at lb@twc.edu.hk or whatsapp us at 5575-1564.
Quick start
Search the TWC Search using the subject headings below to locate library materials or simply follow the call number on the shelves to find books on:
Subject Keywords
Call Number
Subject Keywords
Call Number
Biology (General)
Biological laboratories and stations
Biology (Methods of research)
Biology (Genetics)
Human physiology include human biology (General)
Human physiology (Research and technique)
Search for terminology or basic ideas of the subject by using Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks.
Call Number
QH302.5 .D53 2015
The dictionary of cell and molecular biology
DNA technology : a reference handbook
Illustrated dictionary of microbiology
Featured Printed Books
Call Number
QH323.5 .B356 2017
QH324.2 .R35 2015
QH308.2 .M23 2010
QH308.2 .R38 2013
QH307.2 .S73 2014
QH307.2 .S65 2017
QH308.2 .M677 2013
QH308.2 .S726 2013
QH307.2 .B73 2013
QH430 .B764 2016
QH323.5 .I75 2018
QH430 .B766 2018
QP34.5 .S727 2012
QP36 .C46 2015
QP36 .M2 2013
QP34.5 .J645 2010
QP34.5 .I74 2011
QH304 .H64 2019
Featured e-Books
*Tip: To find more e-books, search the TWC Search. See Library Website > Guides & Tutorials > Library Guides & Tutorials > Find e-books via TWC Search.
Warning: Excessive downloading is prohibited.
Featured e-books
Use SFX to find the fulltext articles on Biology.
Use the Library e-Databases to find journal articles from popular and scholarly journals, newspapers, conference papers and other publications and collections.
Find more in Library Website > E-Resources > A-Z List or Subject List.
Warning: Excessive downloading is prohibited.
Major e-databases are listed below.
Academic Search Premier [Access via EBSCOhost]
Multi-disciplinary database including medical science journals.
CINAHL Complete [Access via EBSCOhost]
A comprehensive source of full text nursing & allied health journals.
Medline Complete [Access via EBSCOhost]
Provides full text for academic journals on authoritative medical information on medicine, dentistry, nursing, radiology, the health care system and pre-clinical sciences.
Science Direct College Edition – Health & Life Science
Provides access to resources on health & life science including nursing, medicine, pharmacology, Veterinary Science, and Veterinary Medicine etc.
Internet Resources
General Resources
  • Anatomy Atlases
    Anatomy Atlases is an anatomy digital health sciences library for patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner.
  • Biology Teaching and Learning Resources
    This companion website for D. G. Mackean's biology textbooks, supports the teaching of basic concepts and principles in basic biology.
  • Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues
    An introduction to the human body's most fundamental building blocks and their behaviours in health and disease.
  • Introduction to Biology
    An online course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences.
  • Literacy in Science
    The website consists of a comprehensive support system to help provide a stimulating learning environment for students, content and language teachers. It also aims to help teachers become conversant with disciplinary genres and the linguistic and pedagogical resources suitable in a second language learning environment.
  • Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site offering reliable and up-to-date health information for patients, their families and friends.
  • The National Academies Press (NAP)
    This website has many online textbooks on biology and life sciences.
  • PLOS Biology
    PLOS Biology features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface of other disciplines, such as chemistry, medicine, and mathematics.
  • Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms
    An online course about basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology using correct terminology.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • 生物醫學大數據中心
Online Videos
  • BioEd Online
    BioEd Online's science video library includes content presentations, lesson demonstrations, professional development, and a lecture series featuring experts in biology, genetics, space life sciences and more.
  • iBiology
    iBiology is a database of open-access free videos that share the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made, supporting educators.
Open Access Journals/Reports/Books

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