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BIOL 403: Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology: Background Info

  What's the difference...?

Dictionary: Provides the meaning of words in a language or field of knowledge.

Encyclopedia: A single or multi-volume reference work that provides general background articles on either a wide range of topics or a more specialized discipline.

Handbook: A compact reference book giving the essential information in a given field of study.

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The following tools from Medline Plus may be useful.

Health Topics--overviews of body systems, disorders, diagnosis, & more.

Medical Encyclopedia--easy-to-read articles about diseases, symptoms, & more.

Understanding Medical Words--to help you understand medical lingo.

NIH MedlinePlus magazine--"We bring you the latest breakthroughs from NIH-supported research. We feature people from all walks of life talking about how they've handled their health challenges."

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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Textbooks, and other Background Sources