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Biological Sciences: Find Articles

Welcome to the Library Guide for Biological Sciences at Clemson. It is designed to help you find books, articles, quality internet resources and other materials; learn about library services; and easily (and properly) cite your sources.

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E-Science Librarian

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Megan Sheffield
Contact:
864-656-5185
Cooper Library 302

Keyword Tips

1. Use Simple Terms

Use short, simple words or phrases. Don't type in your entire topic as one sentence.

EXAMPLE: If you're writing about "the importance of peer relationships in the developmental stage of middle childhood," search only the key words/phrases: peer relationships and development and childhood.

2. Use Search Symbols (Boolean)

or = expand your search by including different forms of a word. EXAMPLES: Stocks or bonds. Cats or felines.

" " = search for a specific phrase. EXAMPLE: "World War Two"

* = add 1-5 characters to the end of a word. EXAMPLES: Panda* finds panda and pandas. Inter* finds internal and internet.

3. Start Broad

If you get too many results, you can always narrow your search terms later.