Encyclopedia of Life

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Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.

This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.


  • Biology


  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video
  • Podcasts & Audio Clips
  • Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Website

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