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Biology 101: Finding Books

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If we don't own a book, or if our copy is checked out, you can borrow a copy from another library. Just search for the book in Williams WorldCat, and then choose "Request Item" to borrow it.

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Keyword searching

Search the library catalog for books by combining keywords such as:

  • cell biology
  • protocol or protocols or manual or handbook
  • method or methods
  • yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • phosphatase
  • enzyme kinetics
  • protein structure
  • DNA transformation
  • plasmid
  • uracil
  • URA3 mutant

Use the Limits to narrow your search.  When you find a relevant item, look at the SUBJECT HEADINGS assigned to the item of interest.  SUBJECT HEADINGS bring together like items.  Click a subject heading to find related materials.

Books are organized on the shelves according to topic, so once you find a promising source, write down its call number and then go to the shelves and look at the books around it for related works.  Try QP 623 or QP 617.5 as a starting point.

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