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Course Guide ~ BIO 100H / Disease Ecology: Research Databases

Research Databases

Articles - Science & Medicine

Boolean Searching: AND, OR, NOT

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Citation Style for the journal ECOLOGY

Citation Style for the journal ECOLOGY

Example: 

Bauer, J. E., E. R. M. Druffel, D. M. Wolgast, S. Griffin, and C. A. Masiello. 1998. Distributions of dissolved organic and inorganic carbon and radiocarbon in the eastern North Pacific continental margin. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 45:689–713.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

In order to evaluate sources, try the ACCORD method.

Briefly, ACCORD means:

  • A - Agenda - What was the author's purpose?
  • C - Credentials - Is the author creditable?
  • C - Citations - Does the author cite the work of others?
  • O - Oversight - Did someone have to approve the publication?
  • R - Relevance - Does the source fit your needs?
  • D - Date - How recent is the source?

 

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