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BIO111: Biology I - Information Literacy Assignment

Biology Information Literacy Assignment

Assignment Objectives

– Describe the cycle of scientific literature and the role of science journals and science magazines.

– Distinguish between primary and secondary science articles.

– Find, read and summarize articles which are primary and/or secondary.

To your left are links to find information and online resources that will help you complete the assignment.

You May Approach This Assignment Two Ways:

Take the Browse approach.

  • This approach has you selecting a science journal and browsing an issue (or several) for articles. Make sure selected articles meet your professor's assignment requirements
  • Under the tab Browse Journals you will find more details.

 Take the Research approach. 

  • This approach has you find and read articles on a specific topic such as  "genetically engineered crops," "parasitology," etc.
  • Use the ScienceDirect article database (link shown below) to locate and select articles on a topic.  

Resources to Help You Complete the Assignment!

Video - Hints for Reading Scientific Journal Articles

Important First Step: Get or Renew Your Library Card!

Before proceeding further, obtain or renew your library card to ensure that you have access to the online resources from off campus.

You can easily get or renew your card either online or in person.

During Library hours, you will receive a response to your online request within 24 hours.

Camden County College Library, College Drive P.O. Box 200 , Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200 I (856) 227-7200 / Service Desk, X4407