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BIO 390: Microbial Behavior: Home

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NEW! October 7, 2020 -- Nobel Prize in Chemistry: 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.

They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and micro-organisms with extremely high precision.

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This LibGuide will give you an introduction to literature resources you can use for this biology course.

Caroline Gilson, the science librarian, will also be a good human resource.  She has an office in the Prevo Science Library.  Caroline is happy to meet for a research consultation: set up an appointment by emailing cgilson@depauw.edu

What is a primary research article?

Here are some common characteristics of primary research articles:

  • Author(s) present data and findings from original research after conducting an original experiment.
  • A primary research article typically contains the following sections: Methods/Materials, Results, Discussion.
  • Look for information on SI (Supplemental Information).  This may include additional data and/or research information.  Be sure to track down and read the SI for a complete understanding of the research being presented in the article.

What is a review article?

Here are some common characteristics of review articles:

  • Author(s) analyze and summarize existing research.
  • There is often a focus on a broad topic, examining articles that are relevant, useful.
  • Review articles do not have sections such as Methods/Materials, Results. 
  • Author(s) may conclude a review article with a section outlining areas for future study of the topic.

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Science Librarian

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Caroline Gilson
Contact:
cgilson@depauw.edu
My office in the Prevo Science Library is Julian 174; We can also talk via Google Chat or we can set up a Zoom meeting.