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Biological Sciences

Evaluating Information

Use the CRAAP Test

 

Currency - Is it timely?

Relevance - Useful for your purposes?

Authority - Who? What is the source?

Accuracy - References to back it up?

Purpose - Why? Is there a bias?

 

More detailed information on the CRAAP Test

Library Tutorial

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Library Skills for 2nd Year Biological Sciences

This tutorial covers library skills required for students in 200-level Biological Sciences courses. Learn how to identify sources of information, navigate journal articles and search for literature.

Databases for Finding Articles

Biological Sciences Databases

Note: If you search in Web of Science - All Databases, you can simultaneously search both BIOSIS and Zoological Record along with the Web of Science Core Collection, Medline and more.

 

Interdisciplinary Science Databases

 

Health Sciences Databases

Peer Reviewed Journals

To determine whether a journal is peer reviewed, search for it in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and look for the little referee symbol: 

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