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BIOL 1500 Biology I

Welcome to the BIOL 1500 Library Orientation LibGuide

Before class gets started, please do the following:

1) Sign in to the Attendance Form: lib.nova.edu/attendance
(If the librarian passed around a paper sign-in sheet, there is no need to use the online form.)

2) Take the pre-test: nova.libwizard.com/pretest
(This is not graded, but try your best. We just want to know what you already know about the library.)

3) Bookmark the Biology 1500 course library guide: lib.nova.edu/bio1500
(You will need to refer back to it to complete homework assignments.)

Learning Objectives

After completing today's library instruction session, you will be able to:

  • Search in the PubMed database for full text scholarly articles on biology topics

  • Utilize APA style to create reference list citations 

  • Use the Linkedin Learning database to view tutorials (such as Excel, Office 365, Canvas, etc.)

You'll see us again!

There is too much information about the library to cover in just this one session, so librarians will also visit the following undergraduate courses to focus on the specific concepts below:

  • UNIV 1000 - virtual library tour and introduction to library/research terms

  • COMP 1500 - how to identify and evaluate information sources

  • COMP 2000 - how to refine your research question/topic and modify your searches

  • BIOL 1510 - how scientific publication works and finding articles for your lab report