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BIOL 1740: Biology for Science Majors II Lab: Find an Article

How to locate a peer-reviewed, primary source, research article for your written assignment.

Read the Abstracts

Read the abstracts of articles in Academic Search Complete to find out if they 1) interest you, 2) are understandable, and 3) are primary sources.

ASC article


1. Read the article titles and note how many pages long the articles are. When you find one that interests you, click on the hyperlinked title.





2. On the next screen, there is citation information and the Abstract, which is a summary of the article. Read the abstract to see if the article is a primary source. The abstract must say that researchers did a study and are reporting the results. Notice below how the search terms picked up "study" in the abstract.

Make sure that you can understand the majority of the abstract and it interests you before you select the article.






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