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Welcome to Alvernia Library's guide to research resources in Biology.

Please explore this guide for tips and resources to aide you in your biology research.

Feel free to contact a librarian with any questions or concerns!

Biology at Alvernia University
What Kind of Source Should You Use?


Do you need…

Try this…

Background information, an overview, or established facts?

Reference books:  ex. encyclopedias, dictionaries, authoritative websites

Comprehensive information on a topic?

General books

Current, in depth information?

Scholarly journal articles (use a database!)

Current, general information?

Popular magazines, newspapers, news websites


ScienceDaily: Biology News
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