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BIOL 210 - Gehnrich: Find articles

For all students taking a BIOL 210 course.

+In the research process: FIND ARTICLES

1. Explore topic basics (Keywords)
2. Current scientific scholarly conversations  (Find Articles)
3. Support your argument (Cite Sources)
4. Drafts & revisions (Research & Writing Help)

Library Search Engines/Databases

Your keywords for this exercise are:








Academic Search Ultimate

Academic Search Ultimate offers access to an unprecedented collection of resources including journals, magazines, reports, books, and videos. Many are peer-reviewed and full-text. Subjects range from astronomy to zoology.


Biological Sciences

Provides access to scientific literature from over 6000 serials, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.



Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

(Research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.)


Science Direct

Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 1800 journals. Full text of more than 800 journals is available to USMAI institutions. Some articles are in languages other than English. It includes extensive coverage of the physical and biological sciences, significant numbers of journals in the social sciences, and some journals in the humanities.


Web of Science

The ISI Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. ISI Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.



Identifying Primary Vs. Secondary Research Articles

Outward differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals