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Use the Journal Finder search interface to find academic journals available at Gordon both in print and online. You can also brown by discipline (Biology, Botany, and/or Science) to view a list of journals publishing content in these fields.
Need an article published in an academic journal from another library? No problem - use our Interlibrary Loan service to get the materials you need! Fill out the Article Request form and we will find the article and send it to you as pdf via email when it is available.
Reading Journal Articles
Reading journal articles published on topics in the sciences is tough. Often these articles are complex and require a great deal of time to read. Most journal articles will contain the same core sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Reference list. A tip to speed up reading is to read the Abstract, or the summary of the article, to get a general idea of what it is about and then the Conclusion which will summarize the results and discussion succinctly. You can then determine whether you want to spend your time reading the article in it's entirety.
For more tips on reading scholarly journal article check out this Infograph produced by the University Library at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Formal Communication (Academic Journals)
American Journal of Botany
Research articles covering all fields of botany published for members of the Botanical Society of America; ecology and phytogeography, paleobotany, physiology, biochemistry and cell biology, reproductive biology, structure and development and evolution.
Online begins 1997.
Research and discussion papers that develop new concepts in ecology or test ecological theory with data from field and laboratory experiments, observations or simulations; original research or a reanalysis of published research.
Online begins 1997.
Essays and articles that report and interpret the results of original scientific research in basic and applied ecology.
Focuses on genetics areas, including population genetics, evolutionary and genetic demography, quantitative genetics, genetic epidemiology, behavioral genetics, molecular genetics.
Integrative and Comparative Biology
Original articles and book reviews zoological biology.
Online begins 2002.
Journal of Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Statistics (JABES)
Covers research in agricultural sciences, the biological sciences and the environmental science.
Reports on ocean science, commentary, ocean law and policy, the coast and book reviews published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Online begins 1996.
Quarterly Review of Biology
Review articles for the informed general biologist that present a synthesis of recent investigations and a critical evaluation of them and theoretical papers including a critical synthesis of the literature bearing on the theory.
Online begins 2002.
Contains peer-reviewed articles, original research reports, a news section, editorials, letters, and book reviews on timely science-related topics.
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Covers the latest in national and international environmental and conservation issues.
News magazine of science devoted to the wonders, mysteries and challenges of modern science, written for the educated layperson.
Articles deal with conservation, the natural world, wildlife, foreign lands & people, urban problems and astronomy.
Publisher's Website: https://www.newscientist.com/
Presents articles of interest to scientists and others involved with the latest developments in science.
Online begins 1987.
Authoritative articles on all sciences by scientists who do the research reported. Edited for the interested layman. Features science and the citizen, computer reactions, the amateur scientists, reviews of current books in science and bibliographies.