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BIOS 110: In Your Genes: Databases

KNOW YOUR SOURCES

Scholarly Journals

  • Articles are written by authorities in the field
  • Articles undergo a peer review process before acceptance for publication
  • Authors of articles always cite their sources
  • Example: New England Journal of Medicine

Magazines

  • Intended for a general audience
  • Articles are written by staff reporters
  • Articles are heavily illustrated, generally with photographs
  • No peer review process
  • Articles usually do not have references or a bibliography
  • Example: Time, National Geographic

SEARCH TERMS - KEYWORDS

Here are some search terms that might be helpful for your research:

  • genetic adaptations
  • creationism
  • intelligent design
  • eugenics
  • genetic screening
  • genetic disease treatments
  • cloning
  • reproductive technology
  • gene therapy
  • genetically altered foods
  • genetic engineering
  • agricultural biotechnology

 

 

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