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From fossil DNA to proteomics, from ancient medicine to the major challenges facing 21st century healthcare.

Life sciences

Fish, crustaceans, shellfish, and mollusks in Manga, volume 15 by Tokitarô Hokusai.

Fish, crustaceans, shellfish, and mollusks in Manga, volume 15 by Tokitarô Hokusai.

The Library’s life sciences collections contain around 150,000 works covering a wide variety of fields, in terms of both the subjects studied and the approach adopted: form, organization, development, evolution, distribution, relationship with the environment, etc. Subjects are also studied at a wide range of different levels: molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, individual, population, species, ecosystem, etc.

The Reference library offers open-access introductory works on the study of living organisms and summary works grouped by type of organism (microbiology, botany, zoology, etc.). It also offers textbooks and treatises in the disciplines of structural and functional biology. The emphasis is on biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, and especially biodiversity.Room C contains 40 journals within the field.

The Research library offers open-access materials consisting of reference works, bibliographies, summaries, conference papers, and books covering key topics in international research. The vast majority of these materials are in English. The Library also has a large number of reference collections (Advances in…, Annual Reviews, Methods in…, etc.) as well as 340 journals within the field (Nature, Cell, Trends in…, Plant Cell, Genes and Development, etc.). Within these materials, three disciplines are particularly well represented: ecology, genetics, and evolution.

The Research library’s closed-stack collections include classics in the discipline such as Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, Lamarck’s Philosophie zoologique, Theodor Schwann’s Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Uebereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen, and Contributions to the Genetics of ″Drosophila Melanogaster″ by Thomas Hunt Morgan and Alfred Henry Sturtevant.

The Portail Développement durable

Portail Développement durable.
The "portail Développement durable" is a website centered around the Reference Library collections about sustainable development (rooms C and D). It covers a large number of disciplines, including history of the sustainable development, environment, new ways of consumption, green economy, new technologies, health risks prevention, education.

Monday, June 3, 2013

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