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Writing 116 (Merrill): Intro & Publication Types

Writing in the Natural Sciences


You will be able to ...

  • distinguish between popular, trade, and peer-reviewed article
  • identify search tools or resources to search for various article types (popular, trade, peer-reviewed) for the sciences.
  • construct and refine basic searches.
  • access full-text of science articles.

By the end of class, you will obtain three articles on your topic:

  1. peer-reviewed journal article (on your topic)
  2. trade or other popular source (on sustainability)
  3. peer-reviewed or trade article (on your topic + sustainability)

Sustainability Theme - Article Types



Adrienne, R. J. (2013, Dec 03). For the starving, 'eat local' isn't an option. Wall Street Journal Retrieved from


Huber, Bridget. "Slow Food Nation." Nation 303.7/8 (2016): 20-24. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.


Coker, Craig. "Tackling Contamination In Food Scraps Stream." Biocycle 57.3 (2016): 29-32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.


Mcgirr, Heather Kaye, and Simon P.J. Batterbury. "Food In The City: Urban Food Geographies And 'Local' Food Sourcing In Melbourne And San Diego County." Geographical Research 54.1 (2016): 3-18. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.

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