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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"

Websites for Tertiary Sources

Below are some new sites and science magazines that are good sources for tertiary articles.  These sites are specifically dedicated to science news.

Tertiary Articles

Remember tertiary articles are for the General Public.  They will often be found in science Magazines, newspapers (or news websites), or broadcast on the radio or TV.

Tertiary literature includes newspapers, science magazines, radio and TV, Web and social media and encyclopedias.

These articles could have a broader focus than just the research and may talk about financial and political concerns around a specific topic.  

Databases for Tertiary Sources

You can use the newspaper databases to look up recent science news articles about a particular topic.  Use them to look for great articles from different perspectives.