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Course Guide ~ BIO 100K / Genes, Patterns, Embryos: Research Databases

Research Databases

Articles - Science & Medicine

Boolean Searching: AND, OR, NOT

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APA Citation Style

Citation Style for APA Style

Examples with DOI and URL: 

Kramer, R. S., & Ritchie, K. L. (2016). Disguising Superman: How glasses affect unfamiliar face matching. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(6), 841-845. doi:10.1002/acp.3261

Tabatabayi, M. H., Tavakoli, A., & Ameghani, B. A. (2017). Regenerative property of PRF used as capping material in pulpotomy in dogs. Biomedical Research, 28(10), 4634-4639. Retrieved from

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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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