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BIO 480: Cell Biology: Home

Using Library Resources

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Welcome to the Library Research Guide for BIO 480/580. Use this guide to help you with your research projects this semester.

Have questions? Contact your librarian, Christopher Clark.

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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 publications, 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.

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