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Encyclopedia of Life

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EOL is an attempt to create a complete biodiversity database on the web. It is similar to Wikipedia with a goal of having an entry for every species. Unlike wikipedia the EOL organization vets the contributers and will attempt to maintain the quality of the entries. Currently there are only a few complete entries and over a million entries that need to be filled out, but this will hopefully improve over time.
Material Type: Open Textbook
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Date Added to MERLOT: July 11, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 30, 2011
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Submitter: Jeff Bell
Keywords: species, biodiversity, phylogeny, biogeography


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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