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Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Biotechnology TP 248.13 - TP 248.65 Biology QH 301 - QH 705.5 Bioethics QH 332- QH 333
Medical Technology R 855 - R 855.5 Biomedical Engineering R 856 - R 857 Biochemistry QD 415 - QD 436
Pharmaceutical Technology RS 192 - RS 199 Genetics QH 426 - QH 470

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Glossary of Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology Terms REF TP248.16 .F54 2006
The Facts on File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering REF TP248.16 .S84 2006
DNA Technology : A Reference Handbook REF QH442 .N465 2010
Discovering Life, Manufacturing Life : How the Experimental Method Shaped Life Sciences REF QH305 .V5413 2010
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Biotechnology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Biotechnology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
A dictionary of biomedicine R856.A3 L335 2010
DNA and Biotechnology QP624 .F58 2010
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering TP248.215 .P43 2010
Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100 : How far will the Biosciences take us? TP248.215 .S36 2010

Find More Biotechnology Find More Genetics Find More Biomedical


To search the Library Catalog for books about Biotechnology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Biotechnology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
The new players in life science innovation: best practices in R&D from around the world eBook
DNA and biotechnology netLibrary eBook
Biotechnology and genetic engineering netLibrary eBook
Plant biotechnology for sustainable production of energy and co-products EBSCO eBook

Find More Biotechnology Find More Genetics Find More Biomedical


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Biotechnology or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Biotechnology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
The ethics of biotechnology QH442 .E85 2009
Biotechnology on the farm and in the factory S494 .5 .B563 B56 2009
Bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics QH324.2 .B38 2009
Stem cells QH588.S83 S74 2007

Find More Biotechnology Find More Genetics Find More Biomedical


To search the Library Catalog for books about Biotechnology, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Biotechnology" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Nature ePeriodicals Collection
Nature Biotechnology ePeriodicals Collection
Nature Genetics ePeriodicals Collection
Science ePeriodicals Collection
Science News Periodicals Collection
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology ePeriodicals Collection

Find More Biotechnology Find More Genetics Find More Biomedical



The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Some of the items listed above are available electronically and can be accessed by following the links provided. Review the "Database Tips" section below for more information about accessing the electronic form of these journals from home.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Health Reference Center Full-text from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health sources: journals, reference books, pamphlets.
Science & Technology Collection Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
Science Online This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).
STAT!Ref Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.
PubMed "PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites."

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

HighWire Press highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search
Public Library of Science biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=advanced-search&issn=1545-7885
National Center for Biotechnology Information ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Biotechnology Industry Organization bio.org
Genetic Information Search Engines genome.gov/11510380
Council for Responsible Genetics councilforresponsiblegenetics.org
Biotech Digital Library academicinfo.net/biotechlibrary.html
Biotech Links academicinfo.net/biotechmeta.html
Online Genetics Education Resources genome.gov/10000464

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/biotechnology-dept-montgomery.htm.

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Daniel Kainer, Ph.D., Dept. Chair dkainer@lonestar.edu 936.273.7060 B210-B
Lawrence Loomis-Price, Professor Lawrence.D.Loomis-Price@lonestar.edu 936.273.7076 B200-C
Julie Harless, Faculty Adviser Julie.Harless@lonestar.edu 936.273.7029


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