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BSC 1005 Introduction to Biological Sciences  

This course is designed to give a basic understanding of biological concepts.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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To view database articles, you may be prompted to login. If you see a pop-up box asking for Username and Password, enter the information you use to login to Blackboard


If you see the LINCC Web screen (below) asking for a Borrower ID and PIN, use the login information provided on your TCC ID Card.

Once you receive your TCC ID Card you may access the TCC library’s electronic resources, or databases, via the TCC Library website or directly from LINCCWeb.

If prompted to log in with a 'Borrower ID' enter the bottom number on your ID card (it should begin with 25801…).  The PIN is the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.

You may change your PIN at any time via the Library’s My Account feature.


Welcome to the Introduction of Biological Sciences guide

This course is intended for non-science majors and it surveys various topics in plant life, animal life, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, development, genetics, ecology, evolution and taxonomy. Human life is emphasized.


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Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 4th edt - Eric J. Simon; Jane B. Reece; Jean L. Dickey
ISBN: 0321772601
Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology with MasteringBiology®, Fourth Edition, makes biology irresistibly interesting for non-majors biology students. This best-selling text, known for its scientific accuracy and currency, makes biology relevant and approachable with increased use of analogies, real world examples, more conversational language, and intriguing questions. Over 100 new MasteringBiology activities engage students outside of the classroom. - from publisher

Recommended Databases

The following databases  are great to use as a starting  point in finding research articles on biological topics.

  • Science in Context
    Topic overviews, biographies, journal articles, images and videos, experiments.
  • General Science Full Text
    Magazines, journals and The New York Times Science Section. 1995+
  • Science (
    Science news, commentary, and cutting-edge research.
  • GREENR (Gale)
    Shapes a multi-faceted understanding of sustainability and supports research around social, environmental, and economic perspectives, enabling critical thinking around the evolving issues affecting sustainability and the hard science behind the solutions.

    ***Need help navigating the homepage? View the Tutorial. Need help searching? View the Tutorial.***

Additional Databses

Find Medical and Health Related Articles Here

    MEDLINE with Full Text. National Library of Medicine's database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system. Full text for nearly 1,200 journals with coverage back to 1965; and abstracts from over 4,000 current biomedical journals.

    ***Need help? View the Tutorial!***
  • CINAHL Complete
    CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

    ***Need help? View the Tutorial.***
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Search by Diseases & Conditions, Drugs & Herbs, and more.

    ***Need help? View the Tutorial!***
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Full-text and images from nursing, allied health and medical journals, as well as core reference books.

    ***Need help? View the Tutorial!***
  • Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly and popular sources covering business, social sciences, humanities, general science and education.

    ***Need help? View the Tutorial!***

Good General Databases

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