Designed to be useful, relevant and user-friendly, this guide will provide you with access to a range of key library and information resources to aid your studies/research in Microbiology & Immunology. You can navigate this guide using the tabs across the top:
The majority of the print Microbiology & Immunology resources can be found in the Health Sciences Library located opposite Dunedin Hospital in the Sayers Building.
There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to our Zoom workshops.
Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom) on Wednesdays
Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Key Functions and EndNote: Advanced Functions - Zoom workshops using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write. For PC or Mac bookings check dates and times here.
Before you start searching the databases, it helps to take time to plan your search.
Step 1: Clearly define the topic or research question
Step 2: Divide the topic or question into separate key concepts
Step 3: Select alternative search terms and synonyms for each concept
Step 4: Consider using text word symbols such as truncation and "phrase searching"
Step 5: Select search terms to combine using Boolean logic - AND, OR, NOT
Step 6: Select relevant databases via the Library homepage or your Subject Guide
Step 7: When searching a database look for subject heading options
Step 8: Run text word searches to complement subject heading searches
Step 9: Review the results and modify your search strategy as required