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For Mr. Lord's Inquiry classes.
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Books in the Library

The library has many books about animals, plants, and habitats. These are just some examples! See the suggested keywords in the box to the right for some ideas for searching the Destiny library catalog.
TIP: If you are not having luck with your specific animal or plant, try a more general search, such as amphibians if your animal is a frog.

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Beavers - Kim Long
Call Number: 599.37 L848b
Publication Date: 2004

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Naturally Curious - Mary Holland
Call Number: 508.74 HOL
ISBN: 1570764255
Publication Date: 2010
One of the finest month-by-month guides to our region by a local naturalist who wrote a column for years for the Valley News.

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Forests - Jaboury Ghazoul
Call Number: 333.75 GHA
Publication Date: 2015

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UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes - Weigel, Marlene, ed.
Call Number: REF 577 WEI
Publication Date: 2000
Comprehensive information on twelve of the Earth's major biomes and their many component ecosystems.

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The Blue Planet - Alastair Fothergill; Martha Holmes; Andrew Byatt; David Attenborough; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Call Number: OVR 551.46 BYA
Publication Date: 2002
From rarely seen creatures of the deep to the birds and fish seen in coastal regions, this book reveals the diverse wildlife found in six distinct habitats that make up the watery parts of our world.

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Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World - Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Call Number: 551.46 J13e
Publication Date: 2004
Contains summaries of aquatic organisms, including biology, behavior, and taxonomy as well as habitat. Also covered are the importance of each organism in its environment and its relationships with other organisms -- including humans.

Library Databases

Suggested keyword searches: name of animal or plant ("honeybee" or "birch tree"); state or region ("New England" or "northeast"); habitat ("forest," "wetlands," etc.). To narrow down your search, try combining terms (for example, "honeybee" and "New England")

  • GreenFile (EBSCO)
    This database brings together articles related to natural sciences and the environmental, from scholarly journals as well as some popular magazines.
  • Access Science  Icon
    Articles on science and technology, scientist biographies, illustrations and multimedia. Sources include the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and Science News.
  • Proquest Newsstand  Icon
    U.S. and international newspapers from the 1990s to the present.

Off campus?

For access to the databases from off campus, email the librarians for passwords.

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