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Biology 130: Finding Articles

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Recommended Article Databases

  • Web of Science Tutorial
    Web of Science compiles articles from over 9,300 scholarly journals in all science disciplines. Users can easily find article references and other publications citing a particular work.
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Additional Article Databases

  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) Tutorial
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  • GreenFILE (EBSCO) Tutorial
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) Tutorial
    MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine and indexes over 4700 medical journals and publication, including veterinary medicine. The EBSCO version of MEDLINE can be simultaneously searched with other EBSCO databases and is updated monthly.

To see if a journal is peer reviewed...

Do a search for the journal name in this database.  Look for the black-and-white referee shirt icon which tells you that the journal is peer reviewed.

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