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BIO 390: Microbial Behavior: Home

Welcome!

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

Caroline Gilson, the science librarian, 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
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Contact:
cgilson@depauw.edu
My office is in the Prevo Science Library, Julian 174 until the end of December 2022, then you can find me at the Roy O. West Library. We can also talk via Google Chat or we can set up a Zoom meeting.