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BIOS 107: Biology I: Periodicals

This Research Guide will help you find library resources in the biological sciences, including articles from scientific journals. It will also help you to identify the components of an original research article and other useful information.

Know Your Sources

Research Article

  • Contains an abstract (summary of the article)
  • Contains a problem statement identifying the topic
  • Tells how the research has been conducted.
  • Describes the methods used in gathering data
  • Discusses the results of the study
  • Gives a conclusion discussing the study's implications for the profession

General Article 

(summarizing a research article)

  • Tries to pull together the literature on a topic and summarize the findings of others
  • May have an abstract and conclusion
  • Does NOT contain the methods and individual steps used to conduct the original studt
  • Written for general readers in less technical language than a research article.

Biology Periodicals in Print

You will find these titles in the Periodicals Tower of the NCC Library. Articles from these titles may also be available in the EBSCOhost or ProQuest databases.

  • New England Journal of Medicine - Last 5 years 
  • Science - Last 5 years 
  • Scientific American - Last 10 years