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Scientific Inquiry: 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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Scientific Journals Online

Scholarly Journal or Popular Magazine

Your instructor may want you to use scholarly or peer-reviewed journals rather than popular magazines for your assignments.  Here's are some tips to help you tell the difference.

Article search tips

Search like a pro!

This interactive tutorial will teach you how to create more effective search queries for better results.  From Northwest Missouri State University.

Sample search

To find articles discussing the need for citizen scientists, try a search like this:

"citizen science" AND role