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LIBRARY GUIDE TO BIO 3500 - General Microbiology

Need help finding a topic?
While articles from the sources below are not scholarly (you shouldn't cite them in your BIO 3500 Writing Assignment), they often provide a more general overview of the topic and link to primary literature articles. 

Microbiology-related blogs  Popular scientific new sources  
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Find Primary Literature
Search either of these scholarly databases to find primary literature articles: 

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science  - database of scientific literature from all scientific disciplines 

 Tips and Tricks on Searching Web of Science pdf 

Example Web of Science search: 


Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)  - database for medical and biomedical literature

  Tips and Tricks on Searching PubMed pdf  

Example PubMed search: 

 
Is it a research paper or a review paper?
Primary literature articles are often called journal articles or research papers. 

If after looking at these five differences, you don't know if your article is primary literature, contact your professor or your librarian!

5 Differences between a research paper and a review paper

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