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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Biology subject guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

The Erickson Library is here to help you find credible and reliable information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!

Biology Background Information

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Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
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Biology databases

Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: species, organism, genetics, evolution, life, DNA, Molecular biology, Genome project 
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "life and evolution"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "DNA or organism "
5. Use "quotation marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "Molecular biology"
6. Use an asterisk* to search multiple endings, i.e. biolog* will search biology, biological, biologies, etc.


What is an OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either a) in the public domain or b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone wiht free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activies (retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute).


OER Resources

Equity Awareness

We do not see things as they are,
 we see things as we are.   
     -Anais Nin 

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