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This is your Biology Subject Guide

On this guide, you'll find resources to help you with your research and assignments in Biology. You'll also find some useful strategies and tips for improving your search and evaluating the sources you find, as well as how to approach writing in the sciences.

  • Use the tabs on the left to locate information and resources.
  • On each page you will see tabs to help you get more focussed resources and tips.
  • The book covers below are some of the NEW biology titles recently added to the collection

Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need help finding information. Use the email link below my picture on the left.



Use the library's Summon search box (below and on the homepage) to quickly locate information in a variety of formats from across the entire collection. This is your best tool for finding quick access to a wide range of sources on your topic.

If you are off-campus, you will need to log in with your KPU ID to access any of the online resources.



Not sure how to search Summon? This short video below will show you how to search it more effectively.

Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources

For an introduction to doing library research, check out this  KPU Library tutorial.

Self-paced videos and practice exercises will guide you through:

  • Getting Started on your Researchbook cover
  • Recognizing Types of Information
  • Developing your Search Strategy
  • Evaluating your Sources

To start the tutorial, click on the cover image to the right. Once inside the book, use the table of Contents  to jump around to whatever section you find most useful for your stage of research.



New to KPU Library?

If you are new to KPU Library, here's a short video that takes you on a tour of some of our services and spaces.

Ask us!

Get help   There are lots of ways to get help with your research


Try our research appointment service if you have a more complex research question or you need help from a librarian in your subject area. Use the scheduling tool below the librarian's profile picture on this guide. 

We are also available via these other modes:

  • In person, from librarians at all 4 campuses
  • Phone us
  • Send us an email

For information desk hours, phone numbers, and email contact, see our Ask A Librarian page.