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Library Research for Introduction to Cell Biology (Formerly Biology 3)

Guide to help students in Introduction to Cell Biology "Walking through the Literature Project"

Primary Literature

Primary Literature (Articles) contain research, a study, or an experiment.  This is often reflected in the general outline of the article, which contains these important aspects:

If you are ever unsure of what type of article you are reading, read the abstract (summary) of the article for a better understanding of what it contains.  If it is a primary article, the authors will outline the steps they took engaging in the research and give a brief overview of the results

Databases for Primary Articles