BIO 260: Introduction to Research in Biology emphasizes skills necessary to become working scientist and sets stage for upper-level biology courses.
The Course Guide to BIO 260 provides quick access link to top resources in biological research.
View a list of biology related journals, both peer-reviewed and popular sources, available at Jenks Library. Use the Journal Finder search interface to find other academic journals both in print and online.
There are three major types of information communication in the sciences. Each of these forms of communication have their own set of resources that may be accessed for research purposes. They are:
Citation: The above information came from Keeran, P. & Clark, M. L. (Eds.). (2014). Research in the sciences. Research within the disciplines (185-213). New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. This specific information came from pages 192-195.
A useful strategy for research is to identify an organization method that works for you as you gather your research. Keeping yourself organized as a research will help you better make connections between sources and help further your ideas. One tool you can use to help keep yourself organized is Zotero. Zotero is a reference management software that helps you store, organize, and cite information.
The Zotero tool is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. You can choose to download "Zotero for Firefox" which will link with your Firefox browser or download the "Zotero Standalone" option which will allow you to use the web browser of your choice. If you are using the Standalone client, first download Zotero and then add the appropriate browser extension for your prefered web browser.