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Guide to doing research on science topics using resources in the LCC Library.


This Research Guide is intended to help Lane students use Library resources for assignments in Science courses. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate.

Coral reef from NOAA

Photo by Brian Beck. NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Finding a topic

Deciding on a topic for your research can be the hardest part of getting started! Use these databases to browse topics in the sciences.

AccessScience - Topics contains a menu of 20 major areas with dozens of subtopics for each.

GALE Environmental Studies - Browse Issues

Also, ask your instructor or brainstorm with other students in your class to generate ideas. And, of course, ask for help from a Librarian.