BIOLOGY152: Introductory Biology: IP-Finding Research Articles and Databases (Spring 2023) : Finding Articles
- Your Independent Project and the Library
- Background InformationToggle Dropdown
- Mentored Students
- Find Articles
- Finding Full Text
- Evaluating and Using Articles/Primary & Secondary (Review) articles in the Sciences
- Articles with Online Supplemental Material
- Citing Sources & Citation ManagersToggle Dropdown
- Exploring Citation NetworksToggle Dropdown
- Managing Your Research Data
- Get Published
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.