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Biology: BIO 361

Best bets for finding research

Just want to browse through some journals? The link below will take you to an alphabetical list of several embryology journals we have online access to here at Miami. This may be a good place to start for those of you having trouble finding an article you can use as the basis for your presentation. Not all of the articles in these journals fit the criteria for your assignment, so you'll have to do a little bit of legwork to evaluate whether you can use it. If you're not sure, ask me or your TA!

Want to search for your topic instead of browse? The databases listed below are some recommended options for tracking down resources to use in your presentations. If you need a refresher on how to best use them, contact me!

Using proximity operators

Get to Full Text with Find It!

Most literature indexes do not have the actual journal articles included within them.  Instead, these indexes just contain information about the article, e.g. titles, authors, abstract.

When you find an article of interest in an index, click the "Find It" button by that entry to get to the full text.  If we have a subscription, "Find It" will provide a link to the journal article. (Or if we have the print, it will provide a link to the catalog with the location and call number.)

Find It button

(A few databases, like Academic Search Complete, include full text for some articles. These databases may allow you to search only for articles available in full text, but be aware that you are only searching a small portion of the articles we actually subscribe to.)

In-class library presentation

Here is a powerpoint of the slides I presented in class for those who would like it. I've also included a PDF version as an alternative.

Your Librarian

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Ginny Boehme

My appointment scheduler is open for you to meet with me virtually. The default platform I use is Zoom, but if you prefer Google Meet or WebEx, that's not a problem at all.

My fall 2023 semester office hours (held in 334 Pearson):
Mondays, 11am - 1pm

No office hours:
October 16
November 6

202 King Library