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BIO 102 Labs (AL): Articles

Recommended Article Databases

Use the databases listed below to find articles on the organisms you've selected.  

Because scholarly articles tend to focus on a very specific aspect of a topic, these articles will likely be best for finding more detailed information on unique characteristics.

If you only want to find scholarly journal articles, be sure to check a box titled "refereed" or "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" journals.

Reading Scholarly Journal Articles

Search Tips

Select the most important 2-3 ideas related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

bear AND hibernation

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words).

"Ursus arctos" AND hibernation

Use the asterisk (*) to truncate a word; this tells the database to look for all words that have the same base.  In the example below, search results would include hibernate, hibernates, hibernating, hibernation, etc.

"Ursus arctos"AND hibernat*