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Open Educational Resources (OER) by Subject: Biology

Biology, Anatomy, & Physiology OER Textbooks

Lab Manuals

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Lab Simulation Resources

Health Sciences Lab Simulations
Biology Lab Simulations
  • Biology Simulations
  • Bioman Biology
  • Build Your Own Brain (BYOB)
  • Case It!
  • DNA from the Beginning
  • Evo Ed
  • Gelbox
  • General Microbiology Labs
  • Geniventure
  • HHMI BioInteractive
  • Learn.Genetics
  • NAVS Online Dissection Resources
  • NCEP Resources for Conservation Educators and Practitioners
  • Neuroscience in the time of Corona
  • Nursing Assistant Resources: Virtual Dissection
  • Optical Microscopy Primer
  • Science Bank Online Dissection Resources
  • StarGenetics
  • Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection
  • Whole Frog Project
Physiology Lab Simulation Repositories
Anatomy Lab & Activities Resources
  • Anatomy Tool (CC BY-NC-SA) Open Anatomy Learning Resources
  • eSkeletons Provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy.
  • LabXchange (various CC licenses, Harvard; account log in required, no-fee)
  • PhET (Open Source Code)

Other BIOL Resources

  • Anatomical Illustrations, 2e (2022, Iowa State U, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
  • Anatomical Illustrations (2021, Iowa State U., CC BY-NC-SA)
  • StatPearls (2021, NIH: StatPearls, CC BY 4.0) StatPearls is a comprehensive and constantly updated medical database for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other health professionals and students. 


Content included in the OER by Subject Research Guide by Skyline Library is licensed CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise indicated.