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Biological Sciences

Free and Discounted Open Access Publishing

There are many Article Processing Charge (APC) discounts and waivers available to U of A researchers. If you are interested in publishing your research Open Access, please look at the Article Processing Charge Support page.


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

Note: Web of Science - All Databases to simultaneously search Web of Science, MEDLINE, BIOSIS and Zoological Record.


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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