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BIOL Senior Thesis and Research Project Guide (SC)

This guide is designed to point you toward a variety of resources, both electronic and in print, that should help you with your biology thesis/project research. It is also general enough to help you with most other biology research.

Finding Review Articles in Databases

Review articles are a good source of basic information AND key articles on a given topic. If done well, a researcher will select the most important articles and will digest those articles, creating a single overview of the topic. The bibliography of a review article should provide you with lots of PRIMARY research articles. Here are some simple steps to limiting your searches to review articles on some of the most highly used databases in the sciences.