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Biological Sciences : Find an Original Research Article

Research biological science resources at UC Merced Library

Article Types

You may be required to distinguish between original research articles and review articles.

Original research articles are based on a study or experiment with a hypothesis.  The authors will report the purpose of the study, the research methodology, and results.
Non-original research articles include meta-analyses and reviews.  These articles summarize or synthesize content from earlier published research and are useful for surveying the literature on a specific research area.



1) Access to databases is available from the library home page using the Quick Search.  Go to our databases Subject page for other options.  View a video (below) to learn basic database searching tips.

2) Below are direct links to some databases for research in the Natural Sciences. Some of these databases have full-text immediately available.  Others use the UCe-Links button.  Click on the UCe-Links button next to an article to check if our library has full-text access. Example:  ScienceDirect (also all full-text), BioOne (citations with UC-eLinks).

3) If searching from off-campus, download the VPN to your own computer in order to get access.