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Principles of Biology: Research Tools

Recommended Article Databases

Library databases that are especially helpful for Biology and Life Sciences topics are listed below.  Example searches with explanations of search techniques are included. These are just examples.  You may use different keyword terms and search techniques for your specific research topic. 

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

Journals Search

What's a Library Database? - Video

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

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