You might want to do some background research at the end of the scientific news cycle, searching in popular sources to get some background information and develop some ideas for potential topics and keywords. As you develop your research topic, keep a list of keywords to use when searching databases. Try searching some of the background research and popular scientific news/magazine resources listed below:
Since your topic consists of a disease linked to presence or lack of protein/enzyme and determining how the structure and function of the protein/enzyme relates to the disease, you'll need to know a bit about your topic before you dive into the databases to search for primary literature (see background research above). Primary literature is usually the first appearance of results from original research and original reporting of new scientific discoveries. It should include a section about the research methods and the data collected during the research (results, tables, figures). Examples of primary literature are peer-reviewed journal articles, clinical trials, conference proceedings, dissertations, and technical reports.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to FHSU faculty, staff, and students. If you need a book, article or other item to which Forsyth Library does not have access, you can use ILL to request it from another library.
What can be borrowed?
Journal articles (both print and digital), print books, audiovisual materials, microforms, theses and dissertations.
What cannot be borrowed?
Textbooks, E-Books, some reference works such as encyclopedias.
As an online student, you can use ILL to request items physically located at Forsyth Library to be mailed to you. You can also use ILL to borrow electronic or physical materials from other libraries. Physical items will be mailed to your personal address but you are responsible for paying return shipping.
View the examples in the box below of instances when you should use ILL.
Below are a few tips for completing the ILL Request Form.
If you forget your password, you will need to contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 785-628-4351 to get it reset. There is no "forgot my password" function in Illiad. If you know your password but want to change it, log in to Illiad, and use the options under Tools on the left.