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Library Resources for the First Year Student

Background Information: Encyclopedias

Use encyclopedias to:

  • Find background information.
  • Gain ideas to narrow down your topic.
  • Gather keywords to use in other databases. 

Background Information: Handbooks

Use handbooks to:

  • Find information about substances and materials you want to use in your experiments.
  • Find experimental methods and techniques.
  • Find information about model organisms for your experiments.