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General Science

This guide is designed to help new scientists and non-scientist because familiar with scientific resources and find scientific information.

Science Librarians


Ronke Lawal

Ibironke Lawal
Science and Engineering Collections Librarian
(804) 828-8739
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Julie Arendt

Julie Arendt
Science and Engineering Research Librarian
(804) 828-1539
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Mx. Erin Carrillo

Erin Carrillo
Science  Research Librarian
(804) 828-2070
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Starting Scientific Research

Scientific research can be intimidating.To make things easier, use encyclopedias to become familar with your topic and dictionaries to look up unfamilar scientific terms.

Finding Scientific Articles

Search Tip

Remember to search using synonyms, including scientific terms and names.

  • "daddy longlegs" OR harvestmen OR Opiliones.

If you don't know the scientific term or name, use an encyclopedia or search by the common term and look in the abstracts and titles.

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