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Biology Literature Searching: Home

How to search for journal literature efficiently and effectively.


Welcome to this guide for literature searching in Biology. As your subject librarian, I've gathered material and videos together to help you search effectively and efficiently. In this module you will find search techniques and database tutorials that will support your in-class work.


  1. Introduction to Your Subject Librarian
  2. What is Peer-review?
  3. Database Searching
    1. Picking the Right Database
    2. Navigating a Database
    3. Database Walk through: Web of Science
  4. Search Strategies
  5. Reading an Academic Article
  6. Citation

Introduction to Your Subject Librarian

How can you get research help? What does a subject librarian do? This video will introduce you to Emma and go over what a research consultation is.

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