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Biology 2244W  Ecology
Library Instruction
Fall, 2013

Introduction

  • What are refereed journals? 
  • What is primary literature?

 Choosing a topic:

Look for sources with broad background information

Search for a particular journal or review journal (Science, Nature, TREE, Ecology, etc.)

Scan popular science sciences magazines such as Bioscience, Scientific American, Discover, etc. or popular websites like www.sciencedaily.com

Search for review articles by subject in a database, both for background information and for lists of primary literature on a topic

 

Find primary research on specific topics:

Biology databases:

Citation Databases

  • Web of Science -  multidisciplinrary strong science coverage 1974+
  • Scopus - multidisciplinary, strong science coverage 1996+
 
Search Essentials
  1. Identify the main concepts of your search topic
  2. Truncation
  3. Operators (and, or, not)
  4. Nesting terms
  5. Field searching - review articles
  6. Locate the DOI for an article

Locate Journal Articles

  • UConn Links button  in databases   
  • Find Articles by Journal on Library's homepage (lib.uconn.edu)
  • Homer, Library Catalog
  • Interlibrary Loan

               

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For assistance in writing and editing papers, contact the UConn Writing Center at www.writingcenter.uconn.edu or 860.486.4387

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System – an authoritative taxonomic information source for plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. A good source for taxonomc hierarchies from either scientific or common organism names.

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  • import references directly from online databases, catalogs and Google Scholar
  • combine with Word to help you write papers and bibliographies
  • access your personal account from any computer connected to the Internet
  • free access to all UConn students

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