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Biology Research: Home

A guide designed to help students in Biology classes find quality research.


Welcome to this guide on Biology Research!

In this Guide

This guide will help you begin your research in biology through the library's collections and beyond.

Use the tabs to navigate through the following pages of the guide:


  • Articles - Use these library databases to find credible library research.
  • How to Read a Scientific Paper - Follow these steps to understand reading a scientific paper.
  • Evaluating Information - Make sure you take time to evaluate the usefulness of what you find.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism - Use these resources to properly credit your sources.
  • Getting More Help - Having trouble finding something? Ask for help!

Using Library Databases Off Campus

To use ICC Library Databases off campus, please sign-in using your computer login and password


"What is my ICC username and password?" 

Contact the Library's Reference Desk at 309-694-5355 or 309-690-6837. We are happy to help. 

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