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This guide is designed to provide an introduction to finding all sorts of Biology resources at UWS.
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2014 URL: http://libguides.uwsuper.edu/biology Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

This guide is designed to help you get started with your research in the field of Biology.

If you need further assistance be sure to contact a librarian.

 

Science Information Lifecycle

Graphic of the information life cycle

Understanding the lifecycle of scientific information will help you search effectively and efficiently.

  • It all begins with an idea that is later turned into a hypothesis and studied
  • Next the pre-print and conference stage is the result of talking to colleagues and drafting the lab results
  • The research will then be submitted for a scholarly peer reviewed journal to be reviewed by experts in the field
  • Following publication if the article is important in its field it may be included in a review article. A review article covers many research articles to provide an overview of new discoveries and research trends
  • Finally, usually after several years, the information may become common knowledge and be seen in sources like textbooks, encyclopedias, and handbooks

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