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Microbiology journals, article indexes, and books at the Montana Tech Library

Databases & Off Campus Access

Current Montana Tech students, staff, and faculty can use the Montana Tech Library's catalog, subscription databases and indexes, and other online resources from off campus. Just enter your Digger ID when prompted or your user ID & Password (the same one you use for your student email).

No pre-registration needed, but off-campus access is restricted to current students, staff, and faculty.

Academic Databases for Microbiology

Scientific & Medical Literature

Several types of articles can be found in the scientific and medical literature.  Many databases allow you to limit your search to one of these types.

  • Review articles - These articles present what is known to date about a disease.  Such articles may focus on the cause, diagnosis, treatment, or other aspects of a disease.
  • Basic science or laboratory research - These articles present original "basic" research or "laboratory" research.
  • Case reports (also called case studies) - These articles describe and discuss the clinical aspects of an individual with a disease.  Such articles may also present unuusal or unexpected cases.
  • Articles discussing treatment - These articles discuss the effects in humans of various treatments that have been tested or used in a specific disease.  Articles that discuss treatment may be about many different types of studies that are conducted in humans.  Some of the more common studies include clinical trials, case-control studies, cohort studies, and case reports.