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BIOL 4400: Molecular Biology

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Library research guide for BIOL 4400: Molecular Biology

Is it peer-reviewed?

In databases  limit your results to  peer-reviewed  or "scholarly articles."  If the database doesn't have this option,  look the journal up in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory.  Ulrich's identifies peer-reviewed (refereed) journals with this icon:

Review Articles

Review articles provide an overview of a topic, providing many key references. Search for review articles in the databases, by applying limits for "reviews" or "review articles"

Where's the Article?

If you search a database and the full article's not there, don't despair.  Look for the "FindIt" button:  or FindIt@BC.  Find It will offer help including:

  1. If BC has the full text in another database, you will be taken to a list of databases for the full text. 
  2. If BC subscribes to the print journal where the article appeared, the Catalog will say Find in Library and you can check which library or libraries may have the year/issue you need and where it is located.
  3. If the article is not available online or in print at BC, use the link to Request the item. We can usually get the article from another library within a few days and email it to you.

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