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BIO 488 - Seminar in Biology

Use this guide to locate review and research articles in the field of biology, as well as cite sources according to the guidelines set forth by the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Selecting a Topic

Looking for an interesting research topic? Covers of journals Cell, JCB, PNAS, Nature, and Science.

Browse the Table of Contents of journals in your field.

Here are a few to try:               

Getting Started with Review Articles

You can limit to review articles here:

Annual Reviews offer "comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists" in a variety of disciplines, including:

Individual Annual Review Titles:

To find research articles, start by reading review articles. 

Review articles provide:

  • important keywords and terms
  • a timeline of existing research, 
  • great bibliographies of previous research,
  • the names of important authors on that area of scientific research.

After you have read some review articles, you are ready to move onto finding Research Articles.

Need an article that isn't full text? Access the request form below.