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BIOl 102: Evolution & Biology of Sex

Quiz: Primary Source

One thing you may need to be mindful of when working on your Wikipedia article is the suggestions and requirements for what constitutes an appropriate source to cite. If you're writing about a health of psychology topic, you will need to be extra attentive to the stricter requirements (e.g primary sources are NOT permitted to be cited for health & psychology topics). In order to follow those guidelines, you have to be able to tell what a primary source is! Here's a quick quiz to test your knowledge: 

Which of the articles linked above is a primary source?
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Searching for Scholarly Articles in Databases

Search these key databases to find scholarly, scientific articles. Some databases, like ProQuest Central, have both scholarly & non-scholarly content, in which case you may wish to use filters to limit to scholarly or peer-reviewed sources only. 

Search Primo

Search Collins+Summit+Articles

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly articles usually follow a very specific structure; once you get used to the formula, it's pretty easy to recognize the pieces of a scholarly article. Let's take a look at what makes up a scholarly article: what are the elements that you can identify? Use the tutorial below to familiarize yourself with the structure of a scholarly article.