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BIOL 2401 / 2402 TR: Get Started

Choose Your Topic

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Where do I find topic ideas?

  • Discuss your topic ideas with your class instructor or a reference librarian. It may be wise to set up an appointment so you can get extra help. 
  • Here you will find a list of topic ideas from another community college library.
  • Explore current topics using one of the resources listed below. 

Gather Background Information

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Why do I need background information?

  • Get more familiar with your topic
  • Find out names, dates, and places relevant to your topic
  • Learn about special vocabulary related to your topic





You can search the library to find many reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias.

Medical Dictionaries

Tip:  Medical dictionaries can help you further understand different aspects of your topic.

Electronic Reference Books (E-books)