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BIOS 105: Contemporary Biology: Periodicals

KNOW YOUR SOURCES

Scholarly

  • 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: Newsweek, Time, National Geographic

BIOLOGY PERIODICALS IN PRINT

You can browse these titles in the Periodicals Tower.  Most of these titles are also available online via ProQuest or EbscoHost

  • New England Journal of Medicine   (ProQuest)
  • Science (ProQuest & EbscoHost)
  • Scientific American (EbscoHost)