Introductory Biology Laboratory
This guide will help you with lab reports and provide a basic understanding of how to find and use information effectively. Here you will find links to the following:
- Databases covered in class
- Ways to find background information
- Research tips
- Appropriate citation format for your lab reports
- Plagiarism policies and tutorials
Please feel free to contact me or any other personnel at the Agricultural Information Center or Young Library if you have any questions. Good luck this semester!
- Web of Science
Web of Science is the main database you will use when searching for articles in this class. It contains links to >12 million journals and >46 million records. You can search by subject, author, article title, and more. You can also find references cited by a particular article, as well as articles that cite a known author or work.
- PubMed (University of Kentucky)
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Indexes >22 million citations in the fields of medicine, nursing, veterinary, dentistry, health care, and pre-clinical sciences going back to 1948. Includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.
- BIOSIS Previews and Biological Abstracts/RRM
Covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas, including botany, zoology, and ecology. Includes content summaries, books, meeting abstracts, papers, and posters.
- Google Scholar (UK)
Allows you to search across many disciplines and sources for articles, theses, books, and more from academic publishers, professional societies, universities, and other websites. This is NOT specific to Biology. If searching from off-campus, be aware that you will need to access the articles through the UK website for free full-text.
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