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Microbiology: Home


This guide contains information about different resources and tools the Library provides for biology and microbiology students, faculty, and staff. Whether you are an experienced researcher or are new to the field, this guide should have useful information. The side navigation (top navigation if you're using a mobile device) will allow you to access different pages that cover additional resources and skills in more depth.

Best Bets

These databases are the best bets for finding information for your classes. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to ask me for help.

Video tutorials

We have tutorials on a number of topics on YouTube. Here are some of the playlists that may be of interest to you.

Researching a New Topic

New to the library? Have an assignment for a paper or presentation that requires science literature research, and you're not sure how to start? Here are some tips to the types of resources the Libraries hold, and when to use them.

Getting the Basics

If you are completely new to a topic, some Reference sources and text Books may be helpful to learn terminology, get an overview of a field, or even to get ideas for what to write about. Likewise, you might want to search for review Articles published in scientific journals or in popular scientific magazines.

Digging Deeper

Once you have a better handle on the topic you are writing about, you may need to turn to the primary scientific literature to find sufficient detail to fulfill your assignment. Professional science literature consists mostly of Articles in scientific journals (and occasionally Books).  

Writing and Citing Sources

While doing literature research and writing, it is critical that you keep track of the sources you use and Cite them properly in your final product.

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Ginny Boehme

My appointment scheduler is open for you to meet with me virtually. The default platform I use is Zoom, but if you prefer Google Meet or WebEx, that's not a problem at all.

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