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BIOLOGY 152: Introductory Biology: IP-Finding Research Articles and Databases (Spring 2024) : Finding Articles

Finding Articles

  • How can I find articles on my topic when no one else has done this research?
Don't look for information that encompasses every aspect of the research. You won't find that!
  • For specific examples see Examples of Broadening A Topic in the table of contents
...and/or take a look at our general suggestions below.
  • If your mentor gave you articles to read, search for each one separately and then use the "related articles" function of PubMed, Web of Science, or other databases.
  • Search for the articles that are cited by the papers your mentor gave you.
  • Use "Cited Reference Search" in Web of Science to find articles that cite the papers your mentor gave you.
  • Find other articles by the same authors that wrote the papers your mentor gave you.
  • Look for articles on each aspect of your mentor's research separately.