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EES 489: Acadia Conceptual Models: Literature Reviews

Using Library Resources

General Reference Sources

Use these sources to find out background information, look up definitions, or find additional keywords for your search.

Search for books (and more!)

  • URSUS
    University of Maine System library catalog, that also includes holdings from the Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, Maine State Archives, and Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library
  • MaineCat
    Maine statewide catalog. You can place requests for items within MaineCat to have them delivered to UMaine.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is a catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. You can place Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for items within WorldCat to have them delivered to UMaine.

Types of Scientific Resources

Primary, secondary or tertiary sources depend on how close that information is to the source of the original lab research. In the sciences, research findings are communicated through conference proceedings, journal articles, technical reports, self publication or edited volumes in a series on a certain topic. Secondary sources pull from primary sources, and tertiary sources pull from secondary sources. Use the chart below to help distinguish between different sources

Recommended Databases for finding articles

Interdisciplinary Searching

Literature Reviews

Purdue University Library: Reading Scientific Literature Tutorial

Basic Structure of a Research Article

All scientific journal articles follow the same structure, the IMRAD structure. The IMRAD structure requires that your paper follow this order: abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion. Use the Structure of a Scientific Article link below from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as guide to each IMRAD section. 

Selected Titles

Find more titles like this in URSUS the library's catalog. 

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