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BIOT 260: Biotechnology Seminar: Biotechnology Resources

Databases

See also the main Biotechnology Research Guide for more links to databases, websites, and other library resources.

Help with Database Searching

PubMed and Scopus are advanced databases with special search features that you may be unfamiliar with. The resources below contain more information about how to effectively search these databases.

Government Websites

Search Strategies

Boolean Terms

AND - Searches for both terms in the same record

OR - Searches for records with either term

Not - Excludes records with that search term

Wildcards

* - Searches for words with alternative endings. Ex: behav* = behavior, behave

? - Represents a single character, anywhere in the word: Ex: analy?e

“...” - Searches for records with the exact phrase