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BIOL 1051/1101: Biology Information Literacy Tutorial: Choose a Topic

Reference Databases

Having Trouble Picking a Topic?

Look at encyclopedias, textbooks, professional society websites, journals, news sites, or newspapers to get topic ideas and background information.  


When you're reading about your topic, write down some keywords or phrases.  These terms will help you when you're ready to search for articles.

Electronic Science Encyclopedias