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BIO 232 - Research Methods: Library Info and Resources

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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 University Library website (located here) and search for the book or article title in the catalog. This also works when you begin your research and are looking for different kinds of articles and research materials. 

If you need ILL help you can click the Interlibrary loan tab on the left-hand side.

To check on an ILL Request, you can click on the ILLiad Icon 

To learn more about requesting Physical or Digital Books Click HERE.

To learn more about requesting Articles Click HERE.

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