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BCHM 1014 Research Resources - Biochemistry FYE: Getting Started

Research resources, tools, and library services related to Biochemistry research.

Tips for Using Library Resources

This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for BCHM 1014, and beyond!  

A few tips to get you started:

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Simply contact your librarian directly!

2.  If you're doing research from off campus, check out the Off Campus Sign-In page for tips to use advanced tools (LibX Browser Tool) or settings for full-text PDF links in Google Scholar. The PubMed Tip on this guide's Selecting a Database page will set you up for maximum full text options in PubMed.

3.  Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources.  While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.  

4.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:


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UPDATE TO THIS VIDEO: The Off-Campus-Sign-In Button is no longer needed - now all subscription databases and sources automatically connect via VT PID and Password sign-in from Off Campus (on campus, you won't even be asked to sign-in).

*See the Off Campus Sign-In page for tips to use advanced tools (LibX Browser Tool) and/or settings for full-text link access within Google Scholar, PubMed, and other open resources. 

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