Welcome to the Biology Laboratories Information Literacy Guide! This LibGuide is a portal to information resources to assist you throughout your career as a Biology student and beyond.
Navigate through the tabs to locate specific information and please contact the library if you have any questions.
A database "record" is a collection of information about an item that forms a unit. An example is a Voyager record that contains information about a book, including the title, author, pages, subject, location, year.
Used to combine sets.
You can often enclose a phrase in " " to have the search keep words together; for example, "green turtle" will search for green turtles, not for all of the records that have "green" in the record and "turtle" in the record. Phrase searching can help retrieve more relevant records.
a) The desk where you can check out books,
b) the amount of time that you can check out an item. Undergraduates can borrow for 28 days and renew five times. (circulation policy)
A plastic card that can be purchased at the Business office or using the card machine (both are near the Circulation desk). The card is $1 and printing is generally $0.11 per page. Info on printing can be found here and here.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, data charts that you may want to scan a few pages of; these cannot be checked out. Science reference materials are located within the General Reference Collection on the 1st floor of the library (map).
A reference librarian exists to help you find library resources. Each subject area has a reference librarian assigned to it.
The library employs undergraduate and graduate students to work at the circulation and reference desks, to shelve books and journals, and to digitize materials.
The stacks, or bookshelves, for Science are on the first to fourth floors of the Addition (Oceanography, however, is on the second floor of the Main part). Most of the books can be checked out; journal volumes are generally not checked out but must stay in the library.
Items with the Folio location are oversized. They may be books or journal volumes. Folio sized items are on the second floor of the Main part of Hamilton in a section designated "Folio."