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BIOL 208 - Microbiology - Maple Woods


Welcome to the BIOL 208: Microbiology research guide. This guide can help you find articles, books, and websites related to course topics and to complete course assignments.

The Home page describes the guide's layout and shows you how to get in touch with a librarian if you need help. 

If you're looking for information resources on microbiology, visit the Finding sources tab. The main tab provides some tips on searching and the types of sources you might find. Its subtabs - Databases/articles, Podcasts, and Websites - will point you in the direction of some microbiology-related resources.

If you already have a source, visit the Using sources subtabs.

  • Evaluating sources gives you some criteria to think about when deciding whether a source is appropriate for academic research.
  • Summarizing sources provides tips on summarizing articles and podcasts for your assignments. It also explains how to integrate quotes into your writing.
  • Citing sources shows you how to create references, bibliographies, and in-text citations in MLA and APA style. 

Please consult a reference librarian if you need additional help in research or topic selection.

Need Help?

In the column on the left, you can chat with a librarian or schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian.

  • Chat is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays. 
  • You will be able to view research appointment openings when registering. Generally, Maple Woods librarians are available Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 7:30 pm and 7:30 am to 1:30 pm on Fridays. 

If you're not sure how to use chat or sign up for a virtual appointment, watch the video below.