BSC 4933 Senior Seminar in Biology

Suggested Databases

Search one or more of these databases to identify articles on topics in biology & related disciplines.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar limits the results of your search to academically appropriate materials.

Google Scholar Search

Database Tutorials

Scholarly & Peer-Reviewed Articles

Peer review refers to the process where an author's work is reviewed or vetted by experts in the subject field before it is published in a scholarly / academic journal. This kind of review is often "blind" where the reviewers may not know who the author is and visa versa. The peer-review process ensures that quality of article is good; the hypothesis or research question has merit and the methodology, results and conclusions are appropriate, accurate and reproducible.

4 ways to locate the full text of an article

Click on the “full-text” link (when available) within the database.

Use the  Find it @ USF link included within a database.

Perform a title search on the title of the journal (not the article title) in the USF library catalog.

Use the e-journal finder.  Search by the title of the journal (not the article title) then browse the backfiles to locate the correct volume and issue.

Is this journal available electronically?