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BIOL V03 Lab Library: Research Article

Research tools for the Organism Paper Individual Project

Research Article

This is an article from the primary literature, meaning first time this information has been presented to the world. Use a scientific/medical/technical journal or publication for this. Reviews are off limit for this component. It should be a full text article (not just a summary or abstract). It needs to be published within 5 years. JSTORE counts.

Suggested Databases for Research Articles

About Library Databases

Database Search Strategies

Searching in the library databases is a bit different than searching in Google.  This video will go over strategies to use to improve your searches in library databases.

OneSearch Articles



Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles).  The video below will walk you through this process.

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