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BIO 111: Molecules, Cells, and Animal Systems

Bio 111 Research Guide

High Library QuickSearch

QuickSearch is a discovery tool that retrieves books, articles, media and more found in the High Library Catalog, databases, and digital collections. Use the facets on the left side of the results screen to narrow your search by publication type, language, date, topic and more.

Tips for Effective Searching

Be persistent in your searching.

Try synonyms.

Use subject searches.

Try searching specific names or words that you have discovered in previous suggested sources.

If you are searching for enzymes, try searching for pepsin, amylase, etc. If you are searching for bacteria, try a specific bacteria like chloroflexus.

Example Searches

digestive enzymes
enzymes AND pH
enzymes AND acid
enzymes AND alkaline
enzymes AND mouth
enzymes AND stomach
enzymes AND temperature
enzymes AND heat
enzymes AND cold
enzymes AND fish AND cold
enzymes AND thermal adaptation
bacterial enzymes AND temperature

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If the periodical you want is in microfilm or microfiche, you can order copies of the articles online by using  ILLiad. Click on Request an Article and fill out the form. You will receive an email with a link when the article is available, usually within 24-48 hours (M-F).

Articles that are not available either in the library or in library databases can be ordered on interlibrary loan, through ILLiad. ILL can take anywhere from 3-5 business days, on average.