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BIOL 307 / W S 307: Women in science and engineering

the library guide for students enrolled in BIOL307 / WS307

Background Research

Defined: learning and locating summary information about your topic. Often found in reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.), textbooks, and in introductory level sources.

You may use informal sources, such as Wikipedia, with the understanding that the information and facts from these sources need to be verified from other, more trustworthy, sources.

Be on the look out for helpful keywords while doing background research. You can use these keywords to improve your search results.

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Megan O'Donnell
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150 Parks Library
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Erin Thomas
150 Parks Library
Iowa State University
515 294-9886