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A course guide for Biology 213 students



Peer Reviewed




Call Number


Journal - a published collection of articles (previously in print, now frequently online only)

Peer Reviewed - A premium quality journal article that has been reviewed by others knowledgeable in the field prior to publication

Database -searchable list of article titles and abstracts

Citation - identifying information of an article (title, author, etc.)

Abstract - summary of an article found at the beginning and in databases

Call Number - Number of the spine of a book or journal determining its place on the shelf

DOI - Digital Object Identifier, a unique number assigned to each online article, used to cite them


Journal Articles, What Are They?

Scientific Literature

   What is it, where does it come from?

Style - Audience - Purpose

Scholarly or Not?

How do you determine if information is "scholarly" or not?