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Resources for Biology Current Events Summary: Databases & Journals

Your guide to finding and utilizing resources to complete your current events summaries for Ms. Gabbard's Biology courses.

Did you know?

A database is an "electronic collection of research materials, usually journal, magazine, and newspaper article, but also ebooks, images, and video."

--from University of Notre Dame Australia Library website, accessed 11/16/11

  • Databases contain journal articles, images, video/audio clips, abstracts/summaries, eBooks, etc.
  • You can email, save, and/or print most database items.
  • Most databases will generate citations in your preferred format!

What is StorySearch?

StorySearch gives you access to content from databases like-- 

  • Academic Search Premier
  • BioMed Central
  • BioOne
  • GreenFILE
  • MEDLine
  • PubMed Central

What's a journal?

  • A journal is like a magazine, only its content is
    • authoritative,
    • usually peer-reviewed,
    • highly scholarly, and
    • acceptable for college research projects.
  • Journals are typically field-of-study specific.
  • For eJournals, look in StorySearch.