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BY 3126 - Limnology (Basile)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic biological and physical principles of limnology. Field investigations take advantage of the varied freshwater environments in the area. Plankton and benthos samples, various chemical parameter

Research Articles

Research articles are also often known as scientific or peer reviewed articles. If the article is NOT written by the person or group who did the research, it is NOT a peer-reviewed or scientific article. Research articles are important for knowing what new discoveries have been made. This is why it is important to use recent articles, since they will be the first things published on a new scientific development. 
 
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these journal articles:
  • written by the scientist(s) who actually did the research
  • follows a specific format 
    • abstract
    • introduction
    • materials & methods
    • results
    • conclusions
    • references 
  • assumes reader already knows background information about the topic has been evaluated by experts (peer-reviewed) 
  • Tip:  Look for a statement about when the article was accepted for publication. Most peer-reviewed articles will include one.
Example of a Research Article

 

Databases

We have many different databases for all kinds of research projects. Use the drop-down menu to select the one that is right for you.