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BI 234 Assignments: guidance for research

The resources on this guide will help you to complete assignments, lab reports and case studies in BI 234. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Use the resources on this Home page to find background information on microbiology scientists, pathogens and medical information.
    • Use the book search box to find eBooks on the human microbiome and microbes used in food production -- even just a chapter could be really useful! 
    • I suggest you try Access Science for the basic information about the microbes that you’re working with.
  • The next tab provides how-to instructions for finding Articles in peer-reviewed journals. There are two kinds of peer-reviewed articles that might be useful for your assignments.
    • Read the handouts provided to find research articles and review articles, and to decide which is right for you..
    • Watch the video on using scientific articles.
  • The Web sources tab has good advice for how to use websites like Science Daily and EurekaAlert! to identify research articles. Advanced Google search tips are also provided.
  • The CSE Citations tab has a how-to video and links to citation generators and handouts on the Author-Date style. 

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Merck Manual

The Merck Manual is a good starting place for medical information. This link will take you to the professional version of the Merck Manual online.