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BIOL 107: Principles of Biology


This guide will help you learn how to:

  • Use library resources to help you develop your research topic and search strategy.
  • Identify, and understand Commonwealth University Libraries Databases: what they are and why we have so many.
  • Understand the difference between journal, peer review, newspaper, magazine, and trade publications.
  • Learn to effectively evaluate websites for credibility, reliability and authority.
  • Cite  and organize the sources of your information correctly and ethically, using the Council of Scientific Editors' Citation tool.

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