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Medical Laboratory Science Research Guide

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Written by scholars or experts in the field. Scholarly articles, also called academic articles, can be found using databases and cover a wide range of topics and can either be original research or analysis of an issue or topic.

Features of Scholarly Sources

  • Usually take the form of books or journal articles.
  • Often peer-reviewed.
  • Generally, present in-depth analysis or summaries of a topic.

Finding Scholarly Sources: Medical Laboratory Science

MTS (Medical Training Solutions) Lab Training and Competency

See a MLS faculty member for identification and password.
Students may use this web site at home or at the clinical sites and may continue to use it for several months after graduation when studying for the certification exams or orienting to a new job.

This video is a brief introduction to the scholarly and popular sources you will come across while researching. What are they and how do you know what to use for your assignment?

You can search the library website for books and other materials and request them for pick up at the library. UIS Library is also a member of I-Share, which means our students can access materials available at other Illinois colleges and universities. Watch this short video to learn more about how to search and request materials.


Medical Laboratory Sciences overlaps with many areas and other subject-specific databases may need to be consulted depending on the topic studied.

Additional Subject Specific Databases - Medical and Biological Science

Multidisciplinary Research Databases


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