Your assignment requires you to locate peer reviewed articles written or co-written by Biology faculty members at the University of Montevallo. Who are they? Follow the links below to learn about their areas of expertise.
To search for scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, you will need to use an online database. These databases function as indexes for the contents of scholarly journals and many are subject-specific. Some databases for researching Biology are:
The more general databases that appear below are also useful for finding scientific articles. You may have to be more deliberate in your searches in these databases, using precise scientific terms and specifying that you are seeking scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
In this exercise, you and a partner will explore the databases listed on the linked worksheet, to see if articles by one of the UM Biology faculty can be found in these databases.
Think about the scope of the database, the research interests of "your" biologist, and your search strategy for locating articles by this biologist. Can you locate some of their research?