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SCI 208: Library Resources

Guide to help SCI 208 students with their Class Presentation


Narrow your search!

If your initial search results in too many results:

  • Use additional search terms
  • Try synonyms for your original term(s)
  • Search for full-text articles only
  • Limit your search to more recent materials, the last five years, for example

Off Campus Login

Clicking links on this page may take you to a login page. 

Use your ParklandOne login to access library resources.  

  • This is the same login you use for Cobra, my.parkland, etc.
  • Please contact the library if you have difficulty accessing our resources.
  • Contact Tech SD to reset your password or get other information about your campus online accounts.

Films on Demand (streaming videos)

Science Direct

Science Direct


Use this resource for scientific articles on your topics. IF you see an article you're interested in, but it says Get Access, click that link & fill out the form. A librarian will email you the article by the next business day.


Click here for books (and electronic books) on Forensic Science at Parkland Library.


Search for books on your specific topic in the Parkland Library Catalog.

Search Strategies:

When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:

  • Click on the link beneath the book for more information, often a summary or table of contents, to see if the book will be useful to your research. 
  • Click on the terms to the right of Subject (LCSH) to see a list of all the books that have been tagged with that subject heading.
  • Click on the call number to see books that are around it on the shelf and likely on the same topic.
  • You can also text yourself the call number!

Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your books.on the 3rd floor.

  •  When you find a book on the shelf that seems useful to your topic, look around it for other possible resources.

EBSCO eBook Collection

eBooks @ Parkland Library

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