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Overview of resources in support of biology and life sciences at LSC-University Park.

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science. 

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Biomedical & Life Science Reference Resources

Reference materials are a great way to get a broad overview of background information on a topic. Start with reference works to help you choose or define a research topic. Reading some basic background information will lead you to new terminology and concepts which you can then use to search databases or the library catalog for more specific information on a narrower portion of the topic.

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Print Dictionaries

The following biology reference books are available in print from other libraries in the Lone Star College System. Simply click on the link and place a hold on the item to have it sent to University Park. Transit times vary depending on the title availability but generally take 3-5 business days.