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BIO 157: Experiment Paper: Home/ Finding Articles and Research

Research guide for the BIO 157 assignments.

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. If you need to reset your password, go to the myMCC login page and click on Password Reset/Find Username.

The Research Process

  1. Start with your research question or thesis statement.
  2. Identify key concepts.
  3. Identify keywords related to those concepts.
    • What words summarize your topics?
  4. Choose your search tools.
    • Where should you look for this information?
    • Is the information popular or scholarly?
  5. Test your search.
  6. Revise/refine your search.
    • Repeat your search with different keywords.

Quick Links

How to Find Scientific Articles

The databases below are good for finding in-depth articles on your topic.  The key is using the proper search terms such as:

  • Catalase AND temperature
     
  • Fermentation AND ethanol
     
  • Fermentation AND salt
     
  • Fermentation AND temperature
     
  • Fermentation AND sugar

How to Read Scientific Articles

Discover the strategies of reading scientific articles (no, it is not the same as reading Twilight!)

 

Research 101: Format Matters

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