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Biology 101 - Kay: Home

This guide provides research strategies and recommended resources for research in Biology 101 with Prof. Matthew Kay

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Your Assignment

photo of a plant stem under a microscopeYour assignment requires you to write a review of the scientific research on a topic in botany. Your paper will be at least 2,000 words (not including the abstract) and will use at least 10 sources.


Image: Photo of a plant stem under a microscope by Katherine Esau in 1948, from the Department of Special Research Collections at the UC Santa Barbara Library.

Getting Started

The information and videos on the following pages of this guide will help you search for and identify research articles in scientific journals. 

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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