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MSE | Science Education

Bishop Library resources for MSE students.

Where Should I Begin?

Good background information may be found in reference sources. Access Science is an excellent starting point.

Reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, guides) provide the following types of information on virtually any topic:

  • Reliable background information;
  • Articles written by subject experts;
  • Dates, timelines, events, people, definitions related to your topic;
  • Statistics;
  • A list of further readings, normally found at the end of encyclopedia articles.  Use these references as springboards for further research.

Find additional reference sources by searching Credo Reference

Image source:  Endothelial Cells.  NIH.  Public domain.  Wikimedia Commons. 

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