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Dictionaries and Encylopedias

Bains, William
Biotechnology from A to Z.
3rd ed.2004.
TP248.16 B33 2004 Macdonald Reference

Encyclopedia of bioprocess technology: fermentation, biocatalysis, and bioseparation. / [edited by] Michael C. Flickinger. 1999.
Electronic Book

Encyclopedia of cell technology. / [edited by] Raymond E. Spier.2000.
TP248.27 A53 E53 2000 Madonald Reference

Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. / [edited by] A.Zaid. 2001. FAO research and technology paper, 9.
TP248.16 G565 2001 Macdonald Reference

Steinberg, Mark L. and Sharon D Cosloy.
Facts on File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
TP248.27 A53 E53 Macdonald Reference

Major Journals

Biotechnology Advances

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Current opinion in biotechnology

Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Trends in Food Science and Technology

Key Texts

Bioethics for scientists / [edited by] John Bryant et al. New York, NY : Wiley-Interscience, 2002.
Electronic Book

Cereal biotechnology / [edited by] Peter C. Morris. Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2000.
Electronic Book

GMO handbook : genetically modified animals, microbes, and plants in biotechnology / [edited by] Sarad R. Parekh. Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, 2004.
QH442.6 G657 2004

Molecular Biotechnology : principles and applications of recombinant DNA / Glick, Bernard R. and Jack J. Pasternak.3rd edition.Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, 2003.
TP248.2 G58 2003

Plants, genes, and crop biotechnology / Maarten J. Chrispeels & David E. Sadava. 2nd ed. Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publisher, 2003.
SB123.57 C48 2003


AGRICOLA 1979 to the present
Subjects covered are all aspects of Agriculture and allied disciplines, such as agronomy, animal science, biology, biotechnology, botany, breeding, and chemistry.

Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts 1993 to the present
Covers agricultural products involving both plants and animals, new applications across the food industry, and wide-ranging environmental developments.

CAB Abstracts 1973 to the present
Provides international coverage in agriculture, forestry, and related bio-science field.

FSTA Direct 1969 to the present
Includes a range of topics that relate to every stage of the food chain such as biotechnology, food safety, food science,functional & novel foods, additives,nutrition,and packaging.

Web of Science 1900 to the present
Three citation indexes: Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Science. The Science Citation Index covers a range scientific & technical disciplines, such as biology, agiculture, chemistry, biotechnology, physics and veterinary science.

Web Resources



Agricultural Biotechnology (University of Maryland Libraries)


Biopharma Montreal

Crop Protection Compendium
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SciDevNet- Science and Development Network




Biotechnology Industry Organization

Council for Biotechnology Information

Food and Agriculture Organization

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