Welcome to the course guide for BIOL 340: Research Methods. Use the menu on the left to find resources for locating basic background information, books, and articles, and information about requesting books and articles through interlibrary loan. Use the Help pages to find video tutorials on searching PubMed and EBSCO databases, and information about using advanced search features.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. It serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching.