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BIO 141/142 & NAS 150, 161/162 (ELI): Systems & Disorders

This guide will introduce you to useful resources for BIO 141/142, NAS 150 & 161/162 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact Heather Blicher at

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Select a body system to start learning about that system, diseases affiliated with it, and begin finding resources by using:

List of body locations/systems from NLM

Research Topic

It is much easier to write about a topic that interests you as opposed to one you find boring.  Be sure to pick a topic that meets your professor's criteria, in addition to being intriguing.

For example, perhaps you know someone who is diabetic and want to find more information on diabetes.  Since the endocrine system produces and releases hormones that help control many important body functions including metabolism, you would need to start your research with the endocrine system.