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Collection Description

The collection is primarily electronic supported by print only when necessary or not available in digital format. 

The collection also works in collaboration with the Medicine and Biology collection and serve as the main drivers of what is to be considered the Biotech Commons collection. 


Doing Research

The library provides access to multiple Biomedical research related databases, e-books, e-journals, protocols, and videos. The Biotech Commons homepage is always a good place to start. Other starting points are listed below: