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Biology 101 - Kay: Finding Research Articles

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

Finding Scientific Research Articles in Library Databases

Search for articles in the following databases. Most databases include a variety of types of articles; some include popular as well as scholarly articles. Use the advanced search tools to limit your results to research articles from peer-reviewed scientific journals.

From off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Pipeline username and password.

For topics related to human health and medicine, try the following databases:

Finding Scientific Research Articles Through Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to search for "articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."

Searching in Google Scholar can help you get a better sense of the scope of the research available on your topic. Sometimes you'll be able to access the full text of articles in your results list, but often links lead to publishers' websites, where you will be charged a fee for full text. In those cases, use the library catalog (books+) search box below to find the article in a library database, or to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Scientific Research Articles Using OneSearch

Use OneSearch to search for articles in many of the library's databases at once, which may help you get a better sense of the scope of research available through the library on your topic. Limit your search to scholarly sources by selecting "Peer-reviewed Journals" under "Availability" in the filtering options. 



For more search options go to Advanced Search.