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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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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 - Using AND, OR, NOT

Sample search

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

"citizen science" AND role