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BCH 401/CHM 465 - Harris

Spring 2023. Course guide on locating and evaluating primary scientific literature - both physical and digital

About this Guide

image of various lab beakers and containersThis guide will introduce you to resources you can use when studying chemistry and bio chemistry

Specifically this guide is focused on finding and evaluating primary scientific literature electronically and in physical form.

See the bottom of this page for helpful videos on Identifying Types of Information Sources, what is a Peer Reviewed Article and Defining Types of Scholarly Articles.

Use the tabs on the left to find helpful resources, organized by source type (e.g., books or articles).

In this video from CSUN University Library you will learn: 00:23 The difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources. 01:19 When to use different sources including newspapers, magazines, journal articles, books, reference sources, and websites.

Peer Reviewed Articles

How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication? This video will explain.

Introduction to Scientific Journal Literature

An online tutorial that introduces scientific journal literature to university students