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Natural Sciences and Mathematics Guide: Start Your Research!

Need to develop your idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, and what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.

BIOL/CHEM 112: Science Success

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How to use this guide

This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research in the natural sciences and mathematics disciplines. On this main page, you'll find databases that we suggest you use to find academic journal articles and information on bioassays, compounds, and substances. If you are still developing your topic, consider finding inspiration in the resources provided in the "Need to develop your idea?" box.

Click the "How do I...?" tab at the top to access general how-to handouts and videos to help you research at the Viterbo University library.


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