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BIO 482C - Human Genomics

Meet your librarian.

Greetings! My name is Mary DeJong and I am the subject librarian for Biology. If you run into trouble finding sources for assignments in BIO 482C, then contact me. You can email me at, or set up an appointment to meet with me (by zoom) using this link:

Why get help from a librarian?

Here's are just some of the things librarians can help you with:

  • Determine the best keywords to use to research your topic.

  • Direct you to the best databases to search.

  • Suggest tweaks for your search if you get too many or too few results.

  • Determine which of your search results are most relevant and appropriate.

  • Choose the results that meet your assignment's source requirements.

  • Get to the full-text of the sources you want.

Many students don't seek the help of a librarian due to two common misperceptions:

Misconception 1: "Librarians just shelve and organize books, fix the printers, etc. - which isn't the help I need."

Librarians don't do those things. Rather, the students that are hired to work in the library do all of those things. Librarians are experts at conducting research and finding information sources.

Misconception 2: "Librarians don't have any expertise on my topic, so I don't see how they can help me with my research."

Librarians don't need to have expertise on your topic in order to help you find relevant sources. Finding sources requires knowing which databases to search and how to effectively search them, and topic expertise is not essential to do this.