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Foothill BIOL 41 – Microbiology: Home

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Library Assignment

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You will ask a question about a microbe of your choice. Then, using peer-reviewed journal articles and credible websites as resources, you will research your topic and write a one and a half to two page paper answering your question.

Objective of Library Assignment

1. Navigate Foothill's library and online information resources;

2. Use various online resources such as the library databases, PubMed, and Google to gather information about a microbiological topic of choice;

3. Evaluate websites for credibility, timeliness;

4. Discriminate between popular literature sources, peer-reviewed scientific journal resources, and website sources of information;

5. Accurately cite sources of information;

6. Synthesize information from various resources, coherently, in your own words.

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