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Wellesley College-BISC 209 Microbiology -Spring 2012


Lab Basics

  • Familiarize yourself with basic lab techniques such as serial dilutions.

Guidelines for maintaining your lab notebook

  • How to maintain a good lab notebook.

Guidelines for oral presentations

  • How to give a good oral presentation.

Guidelines for science writing

  • How to write about your lab work as a scientific paper.

Guidelines for finding & citing sources

  • How to use the Wellesley Library's electronic databases to find sources including Bergey's Manuals and The Prokaryotes:
    • Link to Library Information: |Library Information
    • Springer has a new interface for electronic access to the e-book form of The Prokaryotes available at

| Springer e-book THE PROKARYOTES. This new interface appears to have all of the content of all 7 volumes of The Prokaryotes. The interface also allow you to simultaneously search all of the volumes easily.

  • The Springer interface can also be used to access Bergey's Manuals at | Bergey's Manuals.