BIO 190—Scientific Communication I

Assignment 5: Finding books


Using the library reference tools you have learned about from the links above, go to a library and find at least four books that relate to the topic you chose in Assignment 1. For each book, provide the following:

  1. The information for a bibliographic citation (author, year of publication, title, source) in the same numbered format as Assignment 2 (as in Assignment 2, citations in the “standard biological” style won’t be graded).
  2. How you found it (e.g., “Cal Poly WebPAC, using the subject heading ‘Viruses’.”). Include all pertinent information: the index, search tool, or published bibliography where you found it, including all the information necessary for me to find the reference using the same tools.
  3. A brief description (a sentence or paragraph) of the contents of the book.

Keep copies of Assignments 5, 6, and 7—the information will be used again in Assignment 8.


These are official class materials of BIO 190 as taught at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, by Curtis Clark. They are subject to change without notice to anyone but students currently enrolled in the class.

Summer Quarter, 2001
© 2001 by Curtis Clark