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Biology Research Guide

Accessing Vital Signs

Vital Signs is a popular column featured in Discover Magazine; it showcases real-life medical mysteries.  The Lone Star College Montgomery Library provides access to the magazine and column in print and in electronic form.  Follow the steps outlined below to gain access to Vital Signs articles.

Online Access 
  • Go to:
  • Click on the Sign in option located in the menu at the bottom of the screen and enter the following credentials:
    • Email address =
    • Password = MavericksResearch
  • Select the The Magazine option located in the menu at the top of the screen, then select Vital Signs from the Departments category
    • You can browse the most recent articles

Please note - If you chose to use the Search function, you must include the term "Vital Signs" with your keyword(s) in order to retrieve articles from the Vital Signs column

  • Example: Vital Signs and weight gain
​Print Access
  • Visit the LSC Montgomery Library located on the first floor of Building F
  • Ask Library personnel at the Service Desk for assistance locating print issues of Discover Magazine
  • Use the magazine's table of contents to locate the Vital Signs column featured in the issue