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Animal Behavior: 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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Library Catalog/WorldCat Discovery - search items in our library and in other libraries worldwide

Science, Math and Engineering Databases - including BioOne and Science Direct

Medicine, Health and Psychology Databases - including PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO and PubMed

Multidisciplinary Databases - something about everything; includes Academic Search Complete & Google Scholar


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.

More Help With APA Style

Purchase the APA Publication Manual.

Take a look at the APA LibGuide.

This Sample APA Style paper is also a helpful resource.

Although there are many online tools for creating APA citations, as well as a References tool in Microsoft Word, these don't always produce perfect citations.  It's recommended that you take the time to learn APA style, since you'll need to recognize an incorrect citation before you can check the accuracy of citations created by Word or other tools.

CSE Style

What is CSE Style?

The standard citation style guide book for the natural and physical sciences is the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Author, Editors and Publishers, 7th edition, 2006. We commonly refer to it as "the CSE Manual".

CSE (Council of Science Editors) is used to be called CBE (Council of Biology Editors). However, since most biologists, zoologists, earth scientists, geneticists, and other scientists use one of three systems of documentation specified by CSE, they decided to change the name CBE to CSE to be more inclusive.