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FTS 100: Our Genome
Welcome to the Library! The Library provides many services to you: study space, computer labs, personalized research assistance and, of course, access to countless books, articles, and other information sources. You'll get to know the Library very well over the course of your four years at Gustavus. There's a lot to learn about library research - we'll build a solid foundation in FTS, focusing on research skills that you'll use for your college career and beyond!
Asking for Help
Above all else, never be afraid to ask for help in the Library. We're here to help you find the best sources for your papers and projects, help you navigate any snags you encounter, and answer any questions you have about research & library resources. Stop by the Reference Desk (located near the eclassroom on the main floor) to talk with a librarian - that's why we're here! Use this course page to identify particular resources of use to your research in this class. You are always welcome to contact Julie directly with any questions - my contact information is at the bottom of this page. Good luck and have fun!
Julie Gilbert email@example.com
Colleen Jacks firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reference books are a great place to start (and often continue) your research. They provide overviews of topics, give you ideas for search terms, and help you see how your topic fits into the larger scholarship in the discipline. Reference books are all located on the main floor of the library.
- Concise Encyclopedia: Biology
Offers brief definitions and in some cases longer articles on a wide variety of topics in the field, including plants and animals, terminology from ecology, microbiology, and biochemistry, and scientific terms.There is another concise encyclopedia covering biochemistry and molecular biology available at Ref QD415.A25 B713 1997.
Location(s): Ref QH 302.5 .A2313 1996
- Dictionary of Biology
Defines key terms in the life sciences, including biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and medicine.
- Encyclopedia of Genetics
A one-volume textbook covering genetics of bacteria and viruses, drosophila and other insects, mammals, humans, and plants as well as DNA-based analysis and population genetics.
Location(s): Ref QH 427 .E54 2001
- Encyclopedia of Human Biology
San Diego: Academic
2nd ed. edition
Offers articles on topics in human biology, ranging from behavior, biochemistry, genetics and psychology to medical research. There is an index to the set in the final volume.
Location(s): Ref QP 11 .E53 1997
- Handbook of Stem Cells
A collection of technical articles written by experts on aspects of stem cell research, including basic biology, methods, applications, regulation and ethics, and even the patient's perspective.
Location(s): Ref QH 588 .S83 H36 2004
Our library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize our books. You'll need a book's call number to locate it on the shelves; search the MnPALS catalog to find call numbers for books. There are various signs around the library to direct you to the right place, including on the sides of shelves and the directory across from the Circulation Desk. Ask at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk for assistance.
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
A shared catalog of Minnesota libraries, including the University of Minnesota. To search a large number of libraries at once, choose "Libraries - Academic" from the "Current Profile" list. Use the "Get it!" button to place Interlibrary Loan requests.
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
1000 CE-present; updated daily
If you have an article citation and can't find the full text in a database, use the Journal Locator to see if Gustavus owns a print copy of the article OR if it is available through another database. Be sure to search the Journal Locator with the title of the journal, not the article title. Use the yellow FindIt! button in any of the databases to locate other full text copies of the article. The FindIt! button will tell you if the article is available online through another database, in print in the library (located on first floor), or if you'll need to order the article through Interlibrary Loan. For Interlibrary Loan you'll need your 14 digit barcode (on your 3 Crowns Card) and your password (your last name).
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
1975-present; updated daily
Useful Library Resources
- ProQuest Newsstand
Indexing and selected full text access to over 350 newspapers from around the world. Archival coverage begins in 1985 for some titles. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1986-present (most from 1995 on)
Need an article that Gustavus doesn't own? Wondering how to cite your sources? Need a refresher on evaluating websites? Check out these resources!
- Interlibrary Loan
For information on requesting books and articles from other libraries, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
- Citing Your Sources
Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
- Reference Desk
Hours for fall semester at the Reference Desk are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 12:00 - 8:00
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to chat about your research. I can suggest additional sources, advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you may encounter. Email me at email@example.com or call x7552.
Page Coordinator: Julie Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
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