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Biology (general)

A general guide for finding information sources about biology topics through the library and the web.

Searching for articles from a list of journals

Sometimes, your professor will give you a list of journals that they want you to use to find articles. If the professor does not provide a link to the journal, here is how you find an article. There are two ways to do this. Let's use Marine Genomics as an example.

Example using Browzine:

  • Go to the library's home page.
  • Click on "Journals".
  • Type "Marine Genomics" in the text box under Search Journals.
  • Note: Using this method, you will have to browse the articles in each issue to find an article of interest.

Example using Find a journal

  • Go to the library's home page.
  • Click on "Journals".
  • Click on "M" to the right of "Browse by Title"
  • Type or paste "Marine Genomics" in the text box and click "Search".
  • Click on the link to a database that has the years that you are interested in.
  • Note: using this method, you will be able to search most journals for keywords, phrases, or topics.

Example using a specific database (ScienceDirect)

  • Go to the library's home page.
  • Click on "Databases".
  • Click on "S".
  • Scroll down to ScienceDirect and click on it.
  • Type your search term in the "Keywords" box and click on the magnifying glass.
  • Check the boxes for the journals that you can use.
  • Repeat for other databases that have journals that are on your list.

 

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