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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Further research

UMW's Common Read 2015-2016

This guide is from 2015, and is no longer being maintained. Some of its information is outdated and some of its links are broken.

Further research

You can use the library to learn more about Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells, or any related issues.

The UMW libraries offer over 400,000 books, including over 80,000 e-books, plus over 200 electronic databases that contain millions of articles.

Recommended databases

You can use the library databases to find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Before you look in any individual database, you may want to look in Quest. Quest is the library's all-in-one search tool. It covers the library catalog and most of the library's 200+ databases. When you search in Quest, you're searching in all of these places simultaneously.

If Quest gives you too many results, or if you'd like to focus your search in one subject area, try one of these individual databases.

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