Biology (Medical Microbiology)
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:
Specific types of organisms
2.) Combine key words with Boolean Operators (and, or, not) to expand (broaden) or limit (narrow) your results list. . Example: bacterial and infection
3.) Phrase terms( i.e., bacterial culture medium) can be searched by placing the phrase in quotation marks “bacterial culture medium”
Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog.
NSU Libraries Catalog: http://library2.nsuok.edu/
Electronic books: Netlibrary provides access to over 40,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7.
NetLibrary http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html (click on netlibrary)
Useful NSUBA Reference Books:
Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
Reference call# QR81 .B46 2001
Manual of clinical microbiology
Reference call# QR46 .M425 2007
Articles from journals may be accessed through our various online database available through this link:
Suggested Sources for Full-Text Articles:
EbscoHost: (search multiple databases simultaneously)
Academic Search Elite:
Additional Full Text Journal Databases
Publication Manual (APA) Call # BF 76.7 .P83 2001 Reference
APA Online Resources and Guides are found under Research Guides Style Manuals
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Last Updated: July 1, 2013