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Biology 113: The Nature of Science

My Professor Says I Can't Use Wikipedia as a Reference

We hear it all the time: "I can't use Wikipedia!" The following resources search credible encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs and more - the same ones you see sitting on the shelves in the library - and they are fully searchable and readable online. Think of them as your librarian-approved alterative to Wikipedia.

I Need a Topic!

Having trouble picking a topic to research? These resources cover controversial, timely issues in a number of topics. They give background information, pro/con arguments, and tips for continuing research.

Online Databases for General Science Reference

You will find a lot of information on topics in biology in these online databases.  Some will be reference articles.  Some will lead to journal articles, government websites and other useful resources.