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BIOL 299: Scientific Research

Scientific Research

News Articles

  • Provide a brief overview of scientific findings for a general audience
  • Useful when you are searching for the latest scientific research

Meeting Abstracts, Papers, and Proceedings

  • Provide brief descriptions of original research presented at conferences
  • Useful when you are looking for recent research in the scientific literature

Research Articles

  • Present new and original scientific findings
  • Explain research methodology and provide data
  • Useful when you need primary sources

Review Articles

  • Provide an overview of a field or subject
  • Synthesize previous research
  • Useful when you need background information and additional references

Scientific Research Handout

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article Explained through Image

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