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This biology research guide will help you find resources within the library and in databases, and how to cite using MLA, APA, or Chicago.


This Biology research guide will firstly highlight the reference materials that can provide students with background information on a topic/theory/idea/ and terms. Then, it will teach you how to search for books, ebooks, articles, and cite in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles by clicking on the designated labeled tab.

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The library carries copies of many of the textbooks needed for your classes. Textbooks are available for 2-hour checkout, 7-day checkout, and in some cases 28-day checkout (check with your professor if they accept earlier editions). Search the catalog below for availability. 

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The 2-hour and 7-day versions are available at the circulation desk on the first floor. The 28-day checkout copies are available in the stacks (2nd and 3rd floor of the library, depending on the call number). If you have any questions, check in with the Librarian at the reference desk!

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