BISC219/F12:Guidelines for literature search & source citation

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   BISC 219 Genetics
   <p class="style5">The following resources 
 may be helpful in completing research assignments for the course.  Feel free to contact the Wellesley College Science Reference Librarian, Neil Nero, for further help. 
<a href="mailto: nnero@wellesley.edu">Neil Nero</a>

Contents:

  • <a href="#cycle">Learn about the research cycle</a>
  • <a href=#background>Find background</a>
  • <a href=#books>Find books</a><a href=#background>
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  • <a href="#articles">Find journal articles</a>

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<p><a name="cycle"></a>Learn about the research cycle

<a href="http://library.humboldt.edu/~rls/litocean.htm#research">Scientific Research Process & Publication Cycle</a> - primary, secondary, and access (or tertiary) literature (Humboldt State University, February 6, 2008)
<a href="http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/uploadDir/adminpeer_review_in_a_nutshell.pdf">Peer Review in a Nutshell</a> - "scientific quality control" (Science Media Centre, London, September 29, 2003)
<a href="http://blog.worldcampus.psu.edu/index.php/2007/09/05/open-access-journal/">Open Access Journal Literature</a> (PennState World Campus, Terra Incognita, September 5, 2007)

<a name="background" id="background"></a>Find background

Reference works (online or print) can be used to acquire basic information on an unfamiliar concept or to gather ideas for your topic.

Language of Science
<a href="http://www.mlanet.org/resources/medspeak/medspeaka_d.html">Deciphering Medspeak</a> - Medical Library Association
Melloni's Illustrated Medical Dictionary - Science Reference q R121 .D76 2002

Mega-Resources
<a href="http://0-www.credoreference.com.luna.wellesley.edu/">Credo Reference</a> - Medicine and Biology
<a href="http://0-www.oxfordreference.com.luna.wellesley.edu/views/MAIN_ADVANCED_SEARCH.html?subject=s14&scope=subject">Oxford Reference Online - Medicine</a> - Advanced Search

<a name="books"></a>Find books

<a href="http://luna.wellesley.edu/search">Wellesley College Library Catalog</a>

  • tip: in the<a href="http://luna.wellesley.edu/"> library catalog</a>, start with keyword > choose a useful book > Full Record tab - follow the subject links to find more on that topic
  • tip: to see the subscription details for a print journal or serial ['Lib has'] > Full Record tab.



<a name="articles"></a>Find journal articles

The following databases provide either full-text articles or citations (information about when and where the peer-reviewed article was published).