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Biology   Tags: bio, biology, science  

General biology subject guide.
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Biology Guides

by Carolyn Schubert, Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Oct 26, 2013
Guide to anatomy resources
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BIO 124 - Ecology and Evolution
by Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Jan 31, 2013
Course guide for BIO 124.
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BIO 500 - Effective Scientific Communication
by Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Jan 11, 2013
Course guide for Bio 500.
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by Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
Resources for bioinformatics
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by Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Feb 7, 2014
General biology subject guide.
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by Yasmeen Shorish, KT Vaughan - Last Updated Aug 27, 2013
Subject Guide for Biotechnology.
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Data Management
by Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Aug 28, 2013
Data Management Guide for Faculty, Researchers, and Students. This guide has been adapted from the University of Washington, with permission.
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PPH (Pre-Professional Health)
by Carolyn Schubert, Yasmeen Shorish - Last Updated Jul 31, 2013
A collection of resources for students on the PPH track.
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Getting Started

Welcome to the Biology Subject Guide! Use the tabs on this guide to find journals and journal articles, books, and media related to biology, as well as other tools. 

The hardest step can be to define your topic. It can help to look over some background information on a subject to narrow your topic. Once you've got your topic down, you need to find some sources. Often in the sciences, you are most interested in current research. The "Journals & Articles" tab can guide you through finding your starting sources.

Use the resources on this guide as a starting place for your research and do not hesistate to contact me with any questions. I am here to make your research a more painless process!


How to Read a Scientific Paper

Click the image below to view a short tutorial that will guide you through the parts of a scientific article. Thanks to Michael Fosmire at Purdue University.

How to Read a Scientific Paper (video link)


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Evaluating Your Research

Don't just find any article, find high-quality articles!  Click on the image below to watch a video about finding high-quality articles.

How to Identify Peer-Reviewed or Refereed Articles


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