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Related Guides

If you're interested in Biological Sciences, these subjects may also be helpful for your research. 

Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

Please see our Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources (last revised Aug. 2013).

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Find articles

In these databases you'll find scholarly research and popular articles on the biological sciences from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Some provide the full text of articles and others provide citations only. If only a citation is provided, use the Full Text Finder button to see if the full text is available through another library resource. To find books on biology, search the library's catalog.  You may also want to visit the lists for chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

Evaluate articles

Once you've found articles with one of the services above, how do you decide which are relevant to your research topic?  Here are some guidelines to help and some additional resources. 

Criteria for Evaluation:

  • What type of source is it? 
  • Who wrote it?
  • Where was it published?  In what kind of publication?
  • When was it published? 
  • Why was it published? 
  • How is it appropriate?  


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