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Scientific Papers and Lab Reports: Finding Scientific Information

Originally created for Agricultural Sciences courses, this guide will help you identify the parts of a scientific paper, lab reports, and some citing guidelines.

Using This Page

This page will help you to find resources to begin your research including recommended databases. The tutorial should last less than 10 minutes.

Learning Objectives

This tutorial will explore:

1. How scientific information is published

2. How to access relevant scientific databases

3. How to search science databases effectively

4. How to find original research

About this Tutorial

Finding Scientific Information is designed to help your students get started in their research. This tutorial includes:

  • Interactive learning objects
  • A quiz at the end
  • Additional resources

Ideas for using this tutorial:

  • Link to the tutorial in your syllabus 
  • Link to the tutorial in Blackboard
  • Assign students to view tutorial, take quiz
  • Print quiz results or copy and paste to email or document to upload to Blackboard

Want more tutorials like this one? Look for the ACC's Research Success Tutorials suite on the Library homepage, recognized by the ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries’ Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee in 2014.

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Finding Scientific Information

Finding Scientific Information

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