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Research Guide: Biology 100 or Biology 112 - Article Summary

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Off Campus Access : username is your Web ID (ex: absmith), and the password is your portal password.

Today's Science

  • Begin at the library website:
  • Click on "Find Articles (Databases)" on the left side of the page.
  • Then select "Science" from the Subject List.
  • Then choose the "Today's Science" database.
  • If you're off campus, you'll be asked to log in. Use the same username and password that you use to log into the Portal.
  • Once Today's Science opens, choose "Topic Index" at the top of the page.
  • Choose a topic area that interests you from the choices under your subject (i.e. under Biology if you're in Biology 100 or 112, and Chemistry if you're in Chemistry 100.
  • Then pick an article (or two) from the list that interests you.  You will summarize these articles.
  • Note: the articles are listed in reverse chronological order, so make sure you note the date of the article out to the side, to make sure that it falls within your assignment's restraints.
  • Check the length of the article to make sure that it fits within your assignments restraints:
    • These directions are for Internet Explorer (browser).
    • Open the article
    • Click the "print" button at the top of the article, under the title.
    • When the printer-friendly copy of the article opens, use your mouse to 'right-click' on the page, and choose "Print Preview" from the menu.
    • This Print Preview view, will let you estimate how many pages of text your article has -- ask your instructor for how much text your article needs to have (different instructors have different limits).
    • Then, if appropriate, you can click the "Print" button in the top-left corner, or close the window to go back to the article to continue searching.
  • Don't forget to get your source citation from the bottom of the article!

MLA Citation - Today's Science

Coleman, Elisheva. "Duck Love Spirals Out of Control." Today's Science, Infobase Learning, May 2014.

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Last updated: 04/27/18