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Biological Sciences: Databases

Databases

Databases with green All Full Text or partially green Partial Full Text icons offer some level of free, full-text articles. You must be affiliated with Tech or on the Tech campus to access the article. If you find an article with only a citation provided (no full text), you may request it through Interlibrary Loan for free.

Complete list of Tech Databases

Off Campus Electronic Resource Access

Off-campus access to the library's databases and ebooks are limited to Tech students, faculty, and staff.  Login with your Tech username and password when prompted.  Some of our databases request that you create an account (RefWorks, LearningExpress, etc).  Please do not use your Tech username/password to use these resources.

Evaluating Resources

Using high quality, credible sources is important for getting good grades.  Most professors will not accept Wikipedia articles, opinion blogs, or non-credible websites in your cited resources page.  There are many ways to evaluate your sources.

Apply the CRAAP Test to your information (Meriam Library, California State University, Chico)

Evaluating Print Sources ...The Writing Center at UNC.

ProQuest Research Companion - Source Evaluation Aid (you must login with your Tech username/password if you off campus).  Under Evaluate Information, select Source Evaluation Aid, the Periodical tab, and add in the journal title (or ISSN) of a periodical or the URL of an article.  If it is a scholarly journal (according to Ulrich's) you will get a thumbs up sign.  You will still need to evaluate the article you are using, but Ulrich's is a good source for information on academic journals.

 

 

Citation Managers

Style Guides

The Library has created a webpage with links to online style guides to help you cite your work.