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Early Start

A collborative guide for Early Start program (Woodard and Harris/SRI) from STEM & FYE Librarians for Willis Library tour and summer study space

Library Help: Sciences and Math

 

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Greetings and welcome to UNT! I'm Erin O'Toole, the subject librarian for students majoring and taking courses in the College of Science. Whenever you have library questions, I'm the person to contact. I look forward to hearing from you at erin.otoole@unt.edu.

On this page, you'll find the most important library resources for studying and doing research in biology and mathematics. For much more information, visit these library guides: Biology and Mathematics subject guides, BIOL 1710 and MATH 1100 course guides, and the Basic and Advanced Library Research guide.

Check out the handout below for my tips for success in biology and mathematics courses!

Biology Resources

Study Tip:

Testing yourself on course material is one of the best ways to check whether you remember and understand the material before you take an exam. Use the resources below to quiz yourself on topics and be sure to take advantage of any review sessions or sheets offered before an exam.

Study Tip:

You'll understand your course material better if you look up definitions and diagrams of concepts you aren't familiar with as you're reading. Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a great place to find short descriptions of biology facts and concepts.

Research Tip:

These are some of the best databases at the library for finding articles on biology topics. Log in with your EUID and password if you're off-campus. Learn how to select search terms on the Basic and Advanced Library Research guide.

Research tip:

Books are a good source for comprehensive information on a biology topic, but the information may be 1 to 3 years old by the publishing date.

Steps to finding biology books:

Search for books from the Books & More tab of the Start Your Research section on the library homepage. Learn how to select search terms from your topic on the Basic and Advanced Library Research guide.

Books and More search on the library's homepage

The record for a print book looks like this. Note the library and floor where the book is shelved, the book's call number, and whether the book is available.

Catalog record for print biology book

The record for an ebook looks like this. See in the Notes section whether the book can only be used by one person at a time or multiple people. You may have to come back later if someone is already using the ebook. For more tips on using ebooks, visit the Ebooks Help guide.

Catalog record for biology ebook

 

Mathematics Resources

Study Tip:

One of the best ways to prepare for a math exam is to work through multiple problems for each concept, not just the ones you're assigned. Check out the books below for additional problems and help with common mistakes.

Study Tip:

Don't understand a term in your algebra book? Look it up in one of our math dictionaries or handbooks.

Research tip:

Articles are a good source for current information on a specific, narrow topic. These are the top journal articles databases for mathematics.

Research tip:

The Dover Books Mathematics series is a good place to find information about all mathematical topics and is highly recommended by math professors.

 
Book search in the library catalog:

Search for books from the Books & More tab in the Start Your Research section on the library homepage. Learn how to select search terms from your topic on the Basic and Advanced Library Research guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You'll find both print books and ebooks in your results. The record for a print book looks like this. Note the name of the library and the floor where the book is shelved, the book's call number, and whether the book is available.

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The record for an ebook looks like this. See the Notes section to determine whether an ebook can only have a single user at a time or unlimited users at once. You may have to come back later if someone is already using the ebook. For more tips on using ebooks, visit the Ebooks Help guide.

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