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Biological Science

This is a guide to recommended library resources, in various formats, for those doing research in the program area of Biological Science. Browse through different types of resources using the left navigation.

Top Resources

Most popular resources in this area:
Other recommended resources:

Creating your Search:

How to search for Library resources:

Select 2-5 keywords that describe your topic. Combine them by using the connectors (boolean operators) found in the table below.

The library catalogue and databases use this type of logic to search.

Operator

Explanation:

Examples:

AND

To narrow

online AND privacy ...results must include BOTH words used in the search

OR

To broaden

internet OR online ...results will include EITHER word from the search

NOT

To limit

NOT email ...results will NOT include the word 'email'

“ ”

To search for a phrase

"privacy settings" ...retrieves the enclosed words as a package

?

For alternate spellings

e?mail ...retrieves e-mail or email

* or $

For different word endings

protect* ...retrieves protect, protection, protected, etc. 

Tips for Off Campus Acess

Here are some tips for accessing Library online resources from off campus:

Use Omni Search, the search box on the Library home page

  • You can choose "Available online" as a filter on the results page. 
  • When you select any online resources, you will be prompted to log in. Use your Network ID

Access databases and publisher collections through the Library

  • Go to Databases A-Z to log in to collections like ScienceDirect, and Springer. 

Found an article and can't access it? Here are some things you can try:

  • Copy the article title into Omni Search
  • Search for the journal in Journals A-Z, then navigate to the year, volume and issue you need. 
  • Email me: kaelan.caspary@ontariotechu.ca (or use the "Ask a Librarian" chat button on the Library website. It will say "Email a Librarian" when the chat service is closed.)

Found an e-book in Omni and can't access it? 

Creative Commons License

This guide was created by Ontario Tech Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, except where otherwise noted. 

Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License

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