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What's in this Guide?
Welcome to the research guide for biology sciences. This guide provides links to the most useful databases and resources for identifying and locating information for your topic.
Research at MDC Libraries
Books at Wolfson Library
The Biology Book by
Call Number: QH428 .G47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
The Smart Guide to Biology by
Call Number: QH308.7 .M33 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Becoming a Successful Scientist by
Call Number: Q147 .L64 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-24
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by
Call Number: QH445.2 .R88 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Ebooks are available through the Miami Dade College Library Catalog. On the MDC homepage, locate the Libraries link, click on Search Catalog. Log into your library account. Under the Limit to option, select eBooks. Enter the title of the book, an author's name or story title. Search.
How Science Works by
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Subjects: Biology -- Methodology ; Medicine -- Methodology ; Biology -- methods ; Medicine -- methods.
Prof. J. Morata
Miami Dade College Library provides a number of databases in the area of bioscience. You may log into the library using you Student ID number (PIN: last 4 numbers of your Student ID) and search for articles through the LINCCWeb site.
Springer eJournal Collection
What is an Empirical Article?
An empirical article is an article that presents research that is based on actual observations or experiments conducted by the author.
How can I Tell if it is an Empirical Article?
- Empirical articles are usually found in scholarly journals, not magazines or newspapers.
- Most empirical articles are broken down into sections: "Methodology", "Results", and "Conclusion".
- If the article have references listed at the end (researchers have to cite their sources).
- If the abstract (summary) mentions any study, questionnaires, participants, or measurements.
Books on biological topics are in the Q section:
QH1-278.5 Natural History
QH705-705.5 Economic Biology
QM1-695 Human Anatomy
For additional help
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Citations & Plagiarism
What is Plagiarism?
"The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."
From The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 2d ed.
Researching, Writing, and Citing