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  • BIO 181
    Danielle Carlock
    d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu
    480-425-6765
  • The Scientific Literature
    As a student of biology it is important to understand the scientific literature
    Why and how it is published
    How to distinguish between different types of scientific literature
    How to find it
    Examples of types
  • BY THE END OF TODAY’S SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
    Conduct a search for books in the library catalog
    Determine journal holdings at various libraries
    Determine the nature of an article
    Conduct a search for peer reviewed articles
    Complete the library lab assignment!
  • PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES
    Report the results of a single study or experiment
    The author(s) is/are the person(s) who conducted the study or experiment; i.e. it is firsthand information
    Components of a primary research article:
    Example: Morphological response of songbirds to 100 years of landscape change in North America
  • TYPICAL FORMAT OF A FULL LENGTH PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE
    Abstract
    Introduction
    Methods
    Results
    Discussion
    Works cited
    Not all primary research articles will follow this format. Some brief reports, etc do not. There are also non primary articles that use this format.
  • PRACTICE
    Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles
    Look at the three primary articles
    For each article come up with an explanation of how you can tell it’s primary
    Groups will come up to front, show an article, and explain their rationale
  • SECONDARY ARTICLES
    Author(s) describe, summarize, or make comments on someone else’s research
    Could come in the form of :
    1. An editorial, commentary, magazine article, news article……
    2. A review article or literature review-summarizes the results of several studies or experiments, often attempting to identify trends or draw broader conclusions
  • PRACTICE
    Go to http://library-guides.scottsdalecc.edu/sciarticles
    Look at the three secondary articles
    For each article come up with an explanation of how you can tell it’s secondary
    Decide what type of secondary article it is and how you know
    Groups will come up to front, show an article, and explain their rationale
  • PEER REVIEW
    Expert reviewers (peers) evaluate an article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to research in a specific discipline PRIOR to publication
    In the sciences and medicine, peer review is almost universal when it comes to primary research
    Some types of secondary literature (review articles) are also peer reviewed
  • NOTE: ALL OF THESE ARTICLE TYPES CAN APPEAR IN A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL
  • Does the library have journal X????
    Question 2… determining whether a library has a given journal
    SCC-SCC periodical holdings
    ASU-One Search (journals)
    UA-Other Search Options (ejournals)
  • Does the library have article X???
    A library may have access to a particular journal, but not a particular article in that journal
    Must look at the year the article was published & compare that to the range of years listed as the availability of that journal.
    EX: SCC has access to the journal Evolution, but only in a certain date range. What is it?
  • NEXT STEPS
    Now that you know how to find articles and how to distinguish between article types, work on question 4.
  • FINDING ARTICLES
    When you want to find articles use article databases available thru library
    These search engines are not available
    freely thru the web (ie. by googling)
    For question 6 and your Research Assignment you will need to use article databases
  • SUGGESTED DATABASES
    Science Direct
    PubMed (health/medical topics)
    JSTOR
    Wiley Online Library
  • How to find books
    Question 1
    How to look up books in the library catalog
  • GETTING HELP WITH RESEARCH
    Call the library 480-423-6650
    Use the 24/7 chat service
    Visit the library information desk
    Contact me at 480 425 6765 or d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu
    Refer to the BIO 181 libguide