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BIO 277: Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics Lab: Finding General Information

Getting Started

As you get started on your research, you may want to begin with more general information to help you get familiar with the topic and identify the keywords that will help you find more specific articles later. On this page you'll find information about general information sources for biology. The next tab will introduce you to more specific sources.fluorescent cells under a microscope

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Background Information

Sources that can teach you more about a topic:

Textbooks / Introductory Books

Lab Manual

Review articles in journals  (also known as "secondary" articles)

Specialized encyclopedias

UP Library Search

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