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BIOL 491  

Information on primary and secondary sources, peer-reviewed articles, and searching Web of Science.
Last Updated: Sep 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide has been created for BIOL 491. Explore the tabs above to learn about:

  • Primary Sources
    • What are primary sources?
    • What are secondary sources?
    • Primary vs. secondary sources (video)
    • Research vs. review articles (video)
    • Examples of primary and secondary sources for science
  • Peer-Review
    • What is peer-reviewed?
    • Scholarly? Peer-reviewed?? Refereed???
    • Peer-review in 5 minutes (video)
    • Determining if your article is peer-reviewed
    • Substantive and trade periodicals
    • Popular magazines
    • Scholarly vs. popular
  • Searching for Articles
    • How to access databases (video)
    • How to access e-journals (vide0)
    • Searching Web of Science (video)
    • General searching tips
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