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BIO 232 - Research Methods: Library Info and Resources

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Janis Winn
Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library

Utica University

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Utica, NY 13502-4892

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Searching the Biology Literature


How can I tell if it's a research article?

Look for these elements in the article:

  • Background
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Academic research articles will almost always include sections with these headings.  If you see them, you know you're reading a research article.

If you find a recent Review article, you can check its references list for current Research articles.

How to create an Interlibrary Loan request

Go to the Utica College Library website (located here) and click on Interlibrary Loan.

Click on the Connect to ILLiad button.

Follow the instructions given on the following screen, taking note that if it is your first time logging in, you need to use your Utica College username and password.

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