I am interested in a lot of subjects—especially Psychology, Biology and most topics based on feminism/women’s studies. However, for the purpose of my major and career, I want to focus my time and energy toward Biology. I chose Biology because I wanted to study genetics, this is not only because I find human genes to be fascinating, but also because I wanted to have a better knowledge of the subject and I believe that it would be incredibly helpful during my years in medical school.
Oklahoma State University has various types of resources to help me achieve my goals. One of the best attractions at OSU is the Edmon Low Library, which is strategically organized to provide students with all of the resources necessary for their success. There are thousands of data collected over time that are available for students in many different colleges and interests.
In order to fully understand the complex world of genetics, I will be enlisting help from Mr. Steve Locy, the head liaison librarian specializing in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. The main webpage for Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is clear and concise. Since it can be quite overwhelming to do a research project or to delve into a new subject, the webpage provides students with information on how to begin their research and ways to make their journey as simple and stress free as possible.
There are a lot of online resources available but one of the most highly recommended website for peer-reviewed journals is The Cambridge University Press, which has a collection of some of the earliest and the latest scientific data. It is important to search and utilize credible sources to acquire the best and the most accurate information and for me, personally, the Edmon Low Library is one of the best places to begin my research on human genetics.