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Biological Basis of Behavior Class

Reference Ebooks

Reference sources, such as encyclopedias, provide background information on a topic and can help you in getting context and perspective on a topic. Entries will often also include a reference list or resources used by the author. These provide great leads to track down more information on your topic.

How to Read Scientific Articles

Parts of a Scientific Article - 

  • Abstract - A brief overview of what the article is about and why the authors did the experiment.
  • Introduction - Gives you the motivation and importance of the study, includes background information.
  • Literature Review -  Reviews previous work on this topic that this article builds upon.
  • Methods - How the experiment was carried out. 
  • Results - This is the raw data from the experiment. There will be charts and tables. 
  • Discussion - The reasons for the conclusion.
  • Conclusion, Implication or Summary - This section discusses the meaning and implications of the research. 



Note: Information About Databases

The databases below include our school subscriptions plus databases we can use during a trial period.  Please make a note of when these trials end (the dates are listed with each database). If you are prompted to log in using usernames and passwords, use the ones listed in the "Off Campus Access to Library  Databases" tile in the Topics section of Library Lounge. You will find additional databases in the A-Z Database List.

Research Strategies