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Writing 116 (Koehler): Welcome!

Writing in the Natural Sciences


By the end of our library session you will be able to ...

  • differentiate between the characteristics and purpose of original research vs. review articles.
  • identify and use relevant databases to search scientific literature.
  • use database functionality, e.g. limiters (date, article type), sorting etc. to locate useful original research and review articles.
  • recognize RefWorks as a tool to create bibliographies.

These skills will assist you in completing your Research Poster, TED Talk and Research Review.

Videos to View Prior to the Library Session

"Online Research: Tips for Effective Search Strategies" 3:04

  • Review three search strategies that are commonly used in database searches.
  • Consider how you might take keywords from your research questions and apply one or more of these strategies.


"From Idea to Library" 2:27

Librarian Instructor

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Elizabeth Salmon
KL 275
Library Office Suite