For this extra-credit assignment, you’ll be finding an article that relates biology or an element of the scientific process to your major. This means you will be searching for a biology/science concept + a concept from your major. For example, if you were majoring in communications, you might look at how the scientific method is applied to journalism.
Watch this video about brainstorming keywords and searching the databases.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
JSTOR contains the complete backfiles of over 625 scholarly journals with well over 3 million articles available. Full text coverage varies by journal.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage on a wide range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology, current events, and international news. Over three thousand periodical titles are indexed, and over 2,000 of them include full-text articles.
ProQuest News & Newspapers
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
Library Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
Journal Title Search
If you know the name of the journal you want to search, use the Journal Title Search to see if it is available in print or online from the library.
Here's the online records for a few publications you might look in to find articles. Look for a a link or search box that says something like "Search within this publication":
Science (via JSTOR, 1880-2012)
Science (via publication website, 1997-present)
The New Yorker
The New York Times
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Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
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Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources