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Biological Sciences: Summer Research Institute (SRI): Home

A guide for how to find experimental protocols and troubleshoot them.

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Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Melanie Gainey (, the librarian liaison for biological sciences, for in-depth help with literature searches, databases, citation management, and creating a research plan for assignments.

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About this Guide

This guide provides some links and brief tutorials to help you learn how to find scientific literature, experimental protocols, and discuss steps you can take if the protocols don't work, as they often don't! These skills are critical for being able to do scientific research effectively and efficiently. In the tabs in this guide, you will find information to help you:

Biological Sciences Librarian

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Melanie Gainey
Mellon Library
4th Floor Mellon Institute