eLS: For Librarians

"It's all there and it's all encompassing. At the same time, however, attention to detail has not been sacrificed.... The scientific accuracy is remarkable." — Microbiology Today

 

If you are a student or administrator: Recommend eLS to your librarian

 

Recommend to your students if they are:

 

    • Searching for citable articles to help them complete an essay or term paper

    • Trying to identify topics for projects and assignments

    • Wanting to cut down the time they spend browsing for the right material

    • Looking for a comprehensive reference to support them at all stages of their

    studies

 

Recommend to your instructors if they are:

 

• Topic browse spanning the life sciences from cell biology to ecology

• Topic coverage reviewed by a distinguished international scientific advisory team

• Overviews and Suggested Articles to help students learn about topics

• Key Concepts explaining critical learning points for the reader

• Open availability of Abstracts, Key Concepts and Keywords

• Open availability of high-quality illustrations

• Open availability of References and Further Reading

• In-text hyperlinks directly linking related eLS articles

• Article Glossaries

• New and updated articles added on a monthly basis

• Looking for a citable, peer-reviewed life sciences resource to recommend to their students

• Searching for review or reference materials to help plan a lecture or lesson

 

Recommend to your researchers if they are:

 

• Updated articles clearly linked to earlier versions

• Looking for a comprehensive reference to help them read up outside their specialist area

• Searching for scholarly review articles to update them on the state of a field

 

Features include:

 

• Topic browse spanning the life sciences from cell biology to ecology

• Topic coverage reviewed by a distinguished international scientific advisory team

• Overviews and Suggested Articles to help students learn about topics

• Key Concepts explaining critical learning points for the reader

• Open availability of Abstracts, Key Concepts and Keywords

• Open availability of high-quality illustrations

• Open availability of References and Further Reading

• In-text hyperlinks directly linking related eLS articles

• Article Glossaries

• New and updated articles added on a monthly basis

• Updated articles clearly linked to earlier versions

 

Quotes about eLS:

 

"The most ambitious single source reference ever produced in the biological sciences." —American Reference Books Annual

 

"The coverage is awesome." —Microbiology Today

 

"eLS not only helped me to write essays and carry out preliminary study for my thesis as a student, but now that I work at a university, eLS is a great aid when preparing for tutorials and lectures. The articles are a good starting point and being concise and aimed at different levels, allow me to recommend them to my students for further reading." —A university lecturer in life sciences, UK

 

"I was made aware of eLS during my undergraduate studies and it was really helpful to get a better understanding of topics covered in the lectures I was attending. Many times eLS articles contained more recent knowledge than the lecture itself." —Dr Timo Kanzleiter, Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia