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Biology & Microbiology

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Researching a Biology or Microbiology Topic

Zika virus under a microscopeThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your biology and microbiology research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your biology and microbiology assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as 28 days.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for biology and microbiology information.

  5. Films and Videos: links to films on biology and microbiology topics.


Zika Virus By NIAID. Licensed under  CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.