You're about to do a research project on how an organism is affected by certain conditions. What have other scientists already discovered that will support or refute your results? To find out you'll have to look for scholarly or peer-reviewed sources on your topic. It's easy to find information, but the trick is knowing how to get the best information quickly and efficiently to improve your grades and research. This tutorial is designed to help develop your literature searching skills as you engage in your research project.
The skills you will learn are focused on the idea of searching as a process you follow to find information and will be transferable to most of your information seeking needs. For the purpose of this exercise we will use a database called Web of Science). By the end of this tutorial you should be able to:
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