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Biology: Home

Science Librarian

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Amy Besnoy
Copley Library phone: 619.260.2368
Text/Call 619-717-6109


This Subject Guide was designed to be useful to students at USD. I welcome your feedback, if there is something you'd like to see here contact Amy Besnoy.

Welcome to the Biology Page

This guide will help you find library resources in biology. Science writings are largely divided into primary literature and secondary literature. Primary literature is the writing about specific research. Science and Nature are the keystone journals that publish primary literature, though there are many others. Secondary literature is the compilation and evaluation of the primary research. Scientific American is an example of a journal that publishes secondary literature.

Please let me know if you need help finding resources on a specific topic.