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How do I read a scientific article?

This movie from Purdue can step you through it.(Thanks to Michael Fosmire, Purdue University)

Finding Journals

Use Periodical Locator to find all Biology journals.

Finding Articles


Look for and use the following icons while searching article databases:

Link Finder Plus

Link to full-text online when available.

ILL/Article Delivery

Request an electronic copy of an article.  Delivery is usually within 1 to 2 days if the journal is available at JMU.  May take longer if it must be ordered from another library.


Use the databases below to find scholarly research articles.

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Comprehensive science database, including cited reference searching, patents, web resources.  [more info]
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Premier database covering medicine and life sciences. Contains over 12 million citations, dating back to 1966.  [more info]
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A scholarly journal collection focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences...  [more info]
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Indexes and abstracts journals, patents, conference reports and books in the Life Sciences.  [more info]
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A collection of databases providing journal indexing and article abstracts...  [more info]
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[tutorial] Indexes and abstracts periodical articles in chemistry...  [more info]
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General index including popular and selected scholarly science journals.
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Pubget is a search engine for life-science PDFs.  [more info]



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Yasmeen Shorish

Yasmeen Shorish

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