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:
Get started with a short (3 min 35 sec) overview of the VT University Libraries website including quick links to specialized research resources, library hours, and subject / course library guides (video description via YouTube). Video direct link: https://youtu.be/aWxXr619yV0.
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.