Biology (Human Physiology)
NSU John Vaughan Library Web Page: http://library.nsuok.edu/index.html
One of the first steps in creating a research plan is to select “key words” which best describe the topic you plan to research.
If you are unfamiliar with the terminology you may wish to refer to sources such as textbooks, dictionaries, and other reference resources in the field of study. Contact your instructor if you are unsure if a particular topic is appropriate. It is usually wise to make sure if you are on target with your topic before you begin to spend much time researching a project.
1.) Key terms
to use individually and in combination with each other:
musculoskeletal (alternate term)
Muscl* (truncated version)
Skel* (truncated version)
Specific sex :
2.) Combine key words with Boolean operators (and, or, not) .
3.) Phrase terms ie: the phrase heart muscle can be searched by placing the phrase in quotation marks “heart muscle”
Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog.
NSU Libraries Catalog: http://library2.nsuok.edu/
Searches may be limited to just the
Electronic books: Netlibrary provides access to over 25,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7.
NetLibrary http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html (click on netlibrary)
Articles from journals may be accessed through our various online database available through this link:
Articles page: http://library.nsuok.edu/Resources/Indexes/index.html
Suggested Sources for Full-Text Articles:
EbscoHost: (search multiple databases simultaneously)
Medline (PubMed) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PMC&itool=toolbar
Additional Full Text Journal Databases
Publication Manual (APA) Call # BF 76.7 .P83 2001 Reference
APA Electronic Style Guides http://www.apastyle.org/elecsource.html
Scholarly Writing for the Sciences
Scholarly writing in the sciences follows very specific processes and formats.
The following resources will assist you in developing appropriate and effective scholarly publications.
How to Read a Scientific Paper (University of Toronto)
Master Muscle List (
Learn Em (
Human Cross Sections (
Interactive Body Guide (Merck Source)
Human Anatomy Online (MyHealthScore.com)
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Last Updated: August 24, 2009