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Biology: Books, dissertations & theses, videos

UW Libraries Search - for finding books


Use Advanced Search to limit search scope (eg, UW Libraries) and/or material type (eg, books, ebooks).  Change the drop down menu from "Any"  to search for specific authors, titles, or subjects.


ScienceCinema highlights scientific videos featuring leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy. It utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files.

Locating dissertations & theses at UW

All theses and dissertations done at UW, whether digital or in paper copy, are listed in the UW Libraries Search catalog. You can search by author, title or keywords. To search by department, change the drop-down to "in subject" and use the term "theses" followed by the department, for example: theses biology.



Dissertations and theses from 2012 forward are available in digital format only. Some older dissertations and theses have also been digitized. UW Libraries Search catalog has links to the digital content, or you can use this database:

Dissertations & theses from other institutions