West Valley College Library
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Closed during the intersession: July 26 - August 25
Welcome to the Library! (2:52 minutes)
A brief introduction to the library and some of our most popular services.
Welcome to the Library
Welcome to the West Valley College Library information portal for Bio55- Biology of Sex. The library has found some credible websites, subscription databases, books and e-books to support your classroom experience. Use the tabs across the top of the guide to navigate and do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help.
Helen Fisher: The brain in love
Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.
Tips for Success
When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).
- Take notes from your sources.
- As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
- Keep organized. Keep a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.