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Biology Librarian

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Patricia Hartman
RBD Library

Library Help Session (Required)

At least one group member must attend an online literature searching session via Zoom. Participation by multiple group members is highly encouraged. If no one is from your group is available at these times, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Please note: I will not be available for individual/small group appointment for this course after September 14. 

All virtual meetings will take place here:

Select any of the following dates/times:

Wednesday, Sept 2 at 4:00

Thursday, Sept 4 at 4:00

Wednesday, Sept 9 at 10:00

Thursday, Sept 10 at 10:00

Monday, Sept 14 at 9:00

Tuesday, Sept 15 at 9:00

Essential Databases and Search Engines

For a successful project, you must find and cite a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed scientific research articles or scholarly books.  The following databases are essential to scientific research:

***In order to gain full access to articles, be sure to use the links on this course guide or log in through the AU Libraries website***

Other Biology Databases

You may also like to try out the following databases:


Aug 28: Topic Selection Due

Aug 31 - Sept 15: Meet with Patricia Hartman (Biology Librarian) and Review Literature. See session times at left.

Sept 18: Outline & Literature Reading Due

Oct 19: Draft Poster Due

Nov 4: Revised Draft Poster Due

Nov 9: Final Poster Submission

Final Poster Exhibition Nov 16-24