Skip to main content
Request a research help appointment | LITS Home

Library Research Guides

Biological Sciences: Start your Research

I am beginning my research



DISCOVER Supersearch - search almost all library materials

Search for articles of any kind         

Search for scholarly articles only   

Looking only for books at the library? Search the 5 College library catalog.


I need to do more. Help me . . .

Find Articles in smaller, more specific databases

  • Biological Abstracts
  • PubMed
  • More...

Find Books

  • Search for books in the Five College Catalog
  • Use WorldCat to find books from libraries all over the world
  • more...

Find Background Information

  • Online encyclopedias and reference works
  • Reference books in the library

Learn How To

  • Find the full text of an article
  • Determine if an article is scholarly
  • Find a book in the library
  • Get help with research

Cite my sources

  • RefWorks
  • CSE, Chicago, APA Citation formats

Get examples of . . .

  • MHC Biological Sciences Faculty publications
  • Sample searches
  • Sources used by other Biological Sciences students

Get Help

Sarah Oelker
Williston Library 421
You can book an appointment with me at
Website / Blog Page

I have a question now

Refworks- bibliographies with the click of a mouse!

Keep track of your sources as you find them!

Make bibliographies instantly!

Share your sources!

What is RefWorks?


Quick Start Guide

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form