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This guide will help you identify sources to use for research in biology classes.


The purpose of this Guide is to help you locate the best sources to use for research  in biology classes.

Search Terms

When searching the KCTCS Library Catalog for books, try using your term as a keyword search, like diabetes, binge drinking or bioinformatics.

You can locate information on a variety of topics related to biology.

  • microbiology
  • human anatomy
  • zoology
  • botany
  • genetics
  • genome

Tips for Getting Started

Generally, your research for materials about biology will involve one or more of the following:

  • locating books and other library materials on your topic
  • locating reference resources to provide background information on your topic
  • locating journal or magazine articles for current research, statistics or analysis
  • locating web sites specifically aimed at your topic
  • citing your sources