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Biology: Getting Started-Databases

Resources for students doing research in Biology

Library Research

Research 101 - Getting Started in Library Research

Try the steps outlined in this guide for a simple and effective search strategy to find information for your research paper, project or presentation.

What is Peer Reviewed

Peer Reviewed? Refereed?

Peer Review.  The process of obtaining impartial opinions from the research and academic community in order to ascertain whether papers submitted for publication in journals ... are of a sustainable standard. 

Referee.  An independent expert who assists the editor of a journal in evaluating the acceptability of contributions submitted for publication.

Biology Research Databases

Peer Reviewed and Primary/Secondary Sources

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Council of Science Editors (CSE) Citation Style

Subject Librarian

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Vicki Gruzynski
Office: LRC-212