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Health Sciences

Background info: getting grounded in a topic

Books might seem old-school, but they're still the best way to get started with a new research topic. You'll get a broad overview, pick up key concepts, and learn relevant vocabulary.
Remember:
1. You don't need to read the whole thing - just scan the table of content or index for relevant info
2. E-books are books, too. And they're searchable, and available from anywhere. Just log in with your Brock ID. 

Find books with Omni

Use Omni, Brock's interdisciplinary search tool, to find books and background information:

E-reference

These are excellent sources of background information -- just log in with your Brock ID if you're off campus.