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+Assignment and research approach
Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources. This guide has four main tabs to help you find the information you are looking for:
1. Explore topic basics (Keywords)
2. Current scientific scholarly conversations (Find Articles)
3. Support your argument (Cite Sources)
4. Drafts & revisions (Research & Writing Help)
Types of Scientific Literature
- Original research and/or new discoveries!
- Research activities that have immediate results.
- Data analyses from information collected in the field or generated in the lab.
- Summaries of someone else's original research article.
- A book covering scientific research that has happened in a specific area.
- Condensed versions of materials under a single subject heading.
- A piece that references primary or secondary literature sources.
- "Overview" materials that summarize an entire subject in just a few pages.
Peer-reviewed & published journal articles
Dissertations (Example - for your PhD)
A review of current trends in _____ (genetics; neurobiology; virology; etc.)
"Facts on File" type sites