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Biology 315: Communicating Natural Science

Finding Articles for a Literature Review

Use any of these databases to find primary and secondary literature on your topic. A search in each database will likely produce different results, for a more comprehensive search it is a good idea to use more than one database. Similarly, when conducting searches try using different keywords and synonyms to find more results on the same topic. 


An important part of a literature review are the citations. It is important that people reading your literature review can follow up on any of the cited literature, so following the proper citation conventions is essential. Here are some resources to help you format your citations.

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