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Course Guide ~ BIO 100J: Our Blue Planet: Research Databases

Research Databases

Scholarly Journal Articles - All Science

Scholarly Journal Articles - Marine Biology & Environment

Environmental Data Sources

Background Information

Citation and RefWorks

Citation Style and RefWorks

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources for Credibility - Youtube Video

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?


Boolean Searching

Combine Search Terms with Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT


Contact Research Librarian

Contact a Research Librarian or Book an Appointment

Contact Glynis Asu, Research Librarian for the Sciences:  

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