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A libguide created for Mr. Nicholson's students to help them with their research for their first semester final project.
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Suggested Databases

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Welcome to Mr. Nicholson's Biotechnology Research Page.  On this page, you will find links to resources and research tips to aid you with you first semester final project.  If you're here on your own (not part of Mr. Nicholson's class), this is still a great source and springboard for biotechnical information offered by and beyond Monterey Public Library.   

So, to kick this topic off properly, let's find out just what biotechnology is.


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Helpful Websites

Here is a list of some useful websites that have information on the subject of biotechnology.  

  • National Institute of Health
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
  • National Center for Biotechnology
    The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
  • US National Library of Medicine
    Search biomedical literature, find medical terminologies, search NLM collections, read about diseases, learn about drugs, explore history, find a clinical trial, use a medical dictionary; find free full-text articles.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
  • Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. (Produced by the National Library of Medicine.)
  • Mayo Clinic
    More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you.
  • Science Daily
    Your source for the latest research news in biotechnology.

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Books in the Library

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Our Posthuman Future - Francis Fukuyama
Call Number: 301/FUK
ISBN: 0374236437
Publication Date: 2002-04-17

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Safe Food - Marion Nestle
Call Number: 363.1926/NES
ISBN: 0520232925
Publication Date: 2003-03-25

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Genetically Engineered Foods - Martin Teitel; Kimberly A. Wilson; Ralph Nadar (Foreword by)
Call Number: 363.1929/TEI
ISBN: 0892819480
Publication Date: 2001-03-01

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Food, Inc - Peter Pringle
Call Number: 363.192/PRI
ISBN: 9780743267632
Publication Date: 2005-02-21

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Tomorrow's Table - Pamela C. Ronald; Raoul W. Adamchak
Call Number: 664/RON
ISBN: 9780195301755
Publication Date: 2008-04-18

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Tomatoland - Barry Estabrook
Call Number: 635.642/EST
ISBN: 9781449401092
Publication Date: 2011-06-07

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Seeds of Deception - Jeffrey M. Smith; Frances Moore Lappé (Foreword by)
Call Number: 664/SMI
ISBN: 9780972966580
Publication Date: 2005-03-01


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Examples of Research Posters

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