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Biosciences Librarian:

Kelli Trei
(217) 244-2503


Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the librarian at any other time by phone or email.

Life Sciences Libraries


Database Guides

Note:  Some guides are pdfs which require Adobe Reader (free) 

How to select databases and construct search strategies:

     Includes a list of over 2 dozen with brief descriptions.

Guides to specific databases:

  1. Basic Search
  2. Advanced Search
  3. Narrow Your Search
  1. Basic Search
  2. Advanced Search
  1. Basic Search
  2. Advanced Search