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Biology: Articles

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Free access to full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. These articles also come with the properly formatted citations for you to copy into your bibliography.

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How To Read a Scientific Journal Article

Science papers can include the following sections:

According to the video the following 3 questions can help you better understand a tricky science article:

  • What is the question?
  • How is the question addressed?
  • What's the answer?

Keyword Searching - Using AND, OR, & NOT

Sample search

To find articles on the mating calls of particular amphibians, try a search like this:

"spring peeper" AND behavior

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