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Introductory Microbiology: 3100:331: Resources for Finding Primary Literature

Dr. Barton, Fall Semester 2017

To Find Primary Research Articles and Review Articles - Search in Databases

Research Starters - Background information and Definitions

Searching Tips

Combine terms using Boolean operators (AND, OR)

  • Use AND to search for specific terms, usually retrieves fewer results.  

  • Use OR to search for synonyms or variations of terms, usually retrieves more search results.

    beaver AND duck = platypus

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