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Assessment (HC)

Biology Department

                                                                                  Information Literacy for Biology-Draft

                                                                                                                    I = introduce; R = reinforce; M = master

Biological Literature

 Writing Seminar

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Know how to locate biology-specific resources to find background information using secondary and tertiary literature

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Know how to use biomedical databases to search the literature by using text, sequences, accession numbers, substances, author, and enzyme queries

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NA

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M

Know how to use databases to locate pathways, gene products, protein crystallographic data, and medical data

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NA

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M

Know search strategies (how to refine answer sets, use controlled vocabularies etc.)

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Know how to obtain full articles from citations

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I

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M

Know how to find related information by consulting references or endnotes

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I

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Know how to find more recent articles related to an article by using cited reference searches

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Know how to look up protocols and toxicity data

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NA

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Ethical Use of Information

 

 

 

 

 

Know how to document sources using the appropriate citation style

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M

Know how to use a bibliographic management software such as Endnote Web, Zotero etc.

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M

Use best practices to avoid plagiarism, e.g. know how to paraphrase and summarize

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Know fair use guidelines governing the use of works under copyright

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M