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This guide provides resources to help in creating reports detailing the identification and description of microorganisms.

The Importance of Web Sites

Librarians often, rightly, warn students that the Internet may not be the best or easiest place to find good information on a topic, but to instead use books and periodical articles. Good information can be found on the web, but it requires careful searching and evaluation.

Microbiology and the sciences in general, though, are an area in which the strengths of the Internet can be put to good use. Governmental and educational research agencies and professional organizations may publish articles and databases which are freely available. There is also an increasing amount of peer-reviewed scientific information available. Finally, some individuals and subject directory creators have created portals which usefully collect good sites in a field.

A great strength of the Internet is the availability many images which can be downloaded for reports and papers.

American Society of Microbiology

Publications provided online by associations may provide some free articles, however most are not free. STLCC Libraries, though, may subscribe to an article database which has the full-text of an article you are looking for. Click here to check.

Portals and Subject Directories

Government Web Sites

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000