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INSEARCH SBCY001 - Biocomplexity : Journals

In this guide:

In your assignment, you need to find peer-reviewed articles. The library is subscribe to a number databases you can use to find the articles and below are some databases you can use:

  • Access Science - handbook and encyclopedia
  • Proquest Science and TechnologyProquest Science and Technology is a popular science database containing thousands of full text peer reviewed articles 
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a multi-subject database for academic articles and a good place to do background research. The SFX function allows you to find full-text documents of your article. Watch how to search google scholar here
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
    SCOPUS is a citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. The database also has many filtering options including sorting by ‘Most cited’ to find the most popular paper. Watch how to search SCOPUS using 'Advanced Search' here 

Search Tips

  • Identify the keywords and alternative terms from your research question, and you can reuse the concept table
  • Use Boolean operators and brackets to group search terms: AND, OR, NOT

  • Use “quotation marks” for exact phrases, “abiotic factors”
  • Use truncation character “*” to broaden the search, e.g. components* will search components and component
  • Example: "abiotic factors" AND biotic component*