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BSC 2010C: Principles of Biology I

This library guide supports the FSCJ course BSC 2010C Principles of Biology.

Library Resources

Suggested Search Terms 

Here are some example keywords or phrases that can be used to find specific information in the library catalog and academic databases. 

  • "cellular respiration"                                 
  • "meiosis"                                                                
  • "genetics"                                                                                            

Suggested Boolean Searches 

Refine searches using operators like "AND," "OR," and "NOT," ensuring more precise and relevant results. 

  • "Cell structure" AND "Prokaryotic" 
  • "DNA structure" AND "Double helix"
  • "Adaptation" OR "Evolutionary change"  

Suggested Subject Headings 

Standardized terms are used to categorize and organize content within the library catalog and academic databases to enhance search precision and efficiency. 

  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy

Suggested Call Number Ranges 

Locate materials within the library in these call number areas. 

  • QH 302-QH 457

The following links will give you access to possible search terms that can be used when exploring the FSCJ online databases for your coursework. 


Biology will guide you to our comprehensive online repository featuring an array of topics covering various aspects of biology. Materials include print books and e-resources.


Topics in Biology provides students the links to various peer-reviewed scholarly articles available within the FSCJ databases. 


The following are links to FSCJ databases which provide users access to a wide range of scholarly resources, including academic journals, books, ebooks, videos, and other relevant course materials. ***BE SURE TO FIRST LOGIN TO YOUR MYFSCJ ACCOUNT TO GET THE FULL RESULTS LIST. 

Topic Resources

OER or Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials intentionally created and licensed to be free for users to own, share, and in most cases, modify. 

Research Writing

Students can develop stronger arguments for their college essays by using multiple sources for research. Use reliable Internet databases, utilize library resources, and scientifically derived empirical data. 

This program addresses the widespread ethical and legal problem of plagiarism, examining reasons used to justify content theft and the wide variety of forms it can take. Students and teachers talk frankly on-screen about their experiences with the problem and what leads some people to copy text or images from books, articles, Internet sites, and other students’ papers and projects. 

Have a literary analysis paper coming up? This is one of the trickier types of essays for a lot of college students. Watch this video to learn a strategy for approaching literary analysis and to see an example.