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Principles of Biology: Research Tools

Recommended Article Databases

Boolean operators in Science Direct are AND, OR, and AND NOT. For example: slugs AND NOT soybeans.

Journals Search

Use this search to look for journals in a subject area. For articles in journals use a journal database.

Why Should I Use a Library Database?

This video briefly and clearly explains what a journal article is and why we use library databases to find journal articles on a topic.

Getting Reference Help

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  • Chat reference: Please use the form below
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