Paper Reading Assignment Fall 2016

Reading and Citing the Literature

  • Read the paper posted on Blackboard and answer a few questions on the article.
  • Check out this research guide for Biology 124 Resources for Principles of Biology I.
  • Attend the APA citing workshop sponsored by the library.

Antibiotic Producing Bacteria from Campus Soil Samples

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lab, students will:


  • Know where to access library databases and how to perform a search for desired content.

  • Understand what information can be found in sections of a typical research article in order to read and understand more efficiently.

Physical Skills:

  • Cite material appropriately from a variety of sources.

Scientific Communication Skills:

  • Recognize the difference between research (primary), review (secondary), and textbooks or encyclopedias (tertiary) sources and select appropriately for the purpose.

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