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A Guide to Biology Research

Welcome to the Biology Research Guide

Getting started with library research:

Plan your search:

Find background info on your topic.

► Test your topic -- is it too broad or narrow?

► Define your research question.


Search strategically:

How to search a library database.

Choose the best databases for your topic.

► Consider different perspectives on your topic.


Evaluate your sources:

Does the source enhance your argument?

Is the source trustworthy?


Use your sources ethically and legally:

Why and when to cite.

Get help formatting citations.