This guide will provide you with access to a range of key library and information resources to aid your studies or research in Microbiology & Immunology. You can navigate using the tabs across the top.
You can make an appointment to see your Subject Librarian if you'd like some support with your research. This guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome feedback and suggestions for additional content.
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