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BIO 100: Basic Biology

Recommended Database for BIO100

Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1900-present. Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract. Perform cited reference and related records searches. Limit by author affiliation and document type. Over 4,000 journals are indexed.

The Web of Science database is a useful starter database to initiate your early research. For additional suggestions on other databases to help augment your early research, consider looking at the Recommended Databases listed on the Biology & Ecology Research Guide.

RADAR Evaluation Method

Citing Sources

Once you've identified a peer reviewed journal article to use for the assignment, you need to make a bibliographic citation to your source.  There are many different citation formats to choose from, such as MLA, APA, CSE, etc.

For all citation formats, you will need to know:

  • the author(s) of the article
  • the title of the article
  • the name of the journal
  • the date it was created
  • any other source information, such as volume, issue number, pages, doi

To find the proper format for the style you choose, you can check our Cite Your Sources guide.

Please see below for an example of an APA citation for a journal article:

Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., &

          Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS

          ONE13(3), Article e0193972.

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