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_Biology: About this Guide

About this Guide

Many academic librarians, including the faculty reference librarians at Merced College, are professors who work with other professors to teach students research skills in the traditional or online classroom. Librarians also work with students one-on-one in person, online, or via text or phone call. 

silver microscopeUse the tabs in this research guide to help you:

  • learn about the the research process
  • choose a research topic / brainstorm for ideas
  • understand the purpose of library databases 
  • identify relevant databases
  • develop keywords and review search strategies
  • evaluate information
  • understand the components of scholarly journal articles
  • read scholarly journals articles
  • find books
  • cite sources
  • get in contact with faculty reference librarians who can guide you through all aspects of research