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BIO 150: Introductory Microbiology (Givens-Loudoun)

This guide has been created by librarians to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs,

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The best way to locate articles is through the library databases.  Go to the NOVA Libraries Articles tab and look under the category Recommended Databases for Most Topics to find a list of relevant databases.  You can also perform a search in the databases below.

Remember not to write sentences in the search box. Search by topic keywords.

Suggested keywords include:

  • infectious diseases OR communicable diseases
  • vaccines OR vaccination OR immunization
  • childhood vaccinations AND public health
  • autism AND vaccines

Look for additional keywords offered under Subject and Subject Thesaurus. Also make sure you look for toolbars that provide print, email, and citation options.