[from Plexus Publishing]
Biology Digest is a comprehensive abstracts
journal covering all the life sciences. Each
monthly issue contains 225
abstracts that are, in essence, individual
digests of articles and research reports
gathered from worldwide sources.
Important information is retained in the
abstracts to give a precise, inclusive summary
of the original material.
Biology Digest was specially created to meet
the needs of high school and undergraduate
college students and is now used in more than 3,000 schools
worldwide. It provides easy access to new scientific developments at
a comprehension level appropriate for students. However, Biology
Digest has proved to be useful to biologists at all levels—professional
and amateur alike.
“Finally, an abstracting service for student scientists and their educators. Biology
Digest is an impressive publication, gleaning timely information
from about 350 technical journals and offering comprehensible digests
at the high school and undergraduate level. Academic libraries will
surely want it, as will high school or public libraries with life science
Hot Science: Biology in the News
The Biology Digest Hot Science section features articles covering the latest life science developments "ripped from the headlines."
Each issue of Biology Digest contains
an original, full-text feature article written specifically for Biology
Digest and illustrated with numerous photographs,
tables, and charts. Feature articles provide interesting in-depth information
about current topics in the life sciences. Full-text reprints of all Biology
Digest feature articles may be ordered from email@example.com:
One to nine copies, $2.25 each; 10-30, $1.75 each; 31 copies or more, $1.50
Lengthy reviews of five newly published books pertaining to natural science
are included in each monthly issue of Biology Digest.
Books for review are selected for their wide appeal and relevance to
Free Teacher’s Guide
A Biology Digest guide for educators is available free online
or in print from Plexus Publishing. Teaching with Biology Digest is
full of practical ideas and tips for using biology abstracts in the life
sciences classroom. Download the guide or request your free print copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Teachers!!
If you use Biology Digest in your curriculum, please share
your experiences with us! All suggestions for improving Biology Digest will
be thoroughly reviewed and the most innovative and helpful ideas for using
biological abstracts in the classroom will be posted here and incorporated
in the next revision of Teaching with Biology Digest. Send your
ideas, comments, and suggestions to email@example.com.
Calling All Writers!!
If you have an article for Biology Digest, or an idea for
one, about a life sciences topic, especially one that is frequently in
the news, please contact Lauree Padgett, Production Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(609) 654-6500, ext. 138. Articles should be 2,500-5,000 words in length
and include five to 10 graphics (a minimum of five photographs) and a “Further
Reading” list. Payment upon publication is $250. Click on Feature
Article Titles or refer to page ix in the current volume
Digest for a title list.
Biology Digest is also available on CD-ROM as part of the
ScienceSource collection. For more information on ScienceSource
contact NewsBank, Inc. at (800) 762-8182 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Monthly (September—May)/ISSN 0095-2958
Volume 38 (2011/12)
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Volume 37 (2010/11)
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(New subscribers qualify for the special introductory price of $149
or may purchase volumes 37 & 38 as the “Get Started Package” for $248.)
Online access to Biology Digest ... and
NewsBank ScienceSource Collection
Biology Digest and its companion databases, including Physical
Sciences Digest, are available electronically through
a special arrangement with NewsBank, Inc.
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- Web delivered
- Easily accessed through two search levels
- Caters to skills of both novice and experienced users
- A comprehensive science resource
- Supports both today's science curriculum and personal research
- Coverage of life, earth, physical, medical, health, and applied sciences
- Features Biology Digest from 1987 forward
- Also includes:
- Physical science abstracts
- Computer abstracts
- Encyclopedia entries
- Scientist biographies