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Reference sources

  • KNOVEL (full text books [chemistry and other science topics] & chemical property searches, equations, unit converter searches and many more tools!)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    (includes  access to 10+ online encyclopedias in the Environmental & Science subjects) 
  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
    R*577.03 ENC
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
    R*572.03 ENC
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Invasion
    and in print R*578.6203 ENC
  • Encyclopedia of Biological Invasive Species
    R*578.62 WOO
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology
    R*579.1703 BIT
  • Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology
  • Encyclopedia of Geology
  • Encyclopedia of Human Biology
    R*612.003 ENC
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
    R*570.3 ENC
  • Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication R*501.4 ENC

Step-by-Step

Examples of HARVARD referencing style

How do I do my assignment? To find, access and use information effectively, use the Step-by-Step Guide.

Need assistance?
Contact the Science Librarian, Marié Theron:
 

Find peer review articles

  • Search and find full text peer review articles on:  
    Access ScienceDirect

    ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary database that includes a large range of journals relevant to all BSc subjects. ScienceDirect also includes several electronic books.
  • Search in  Abstract/Title/Keywords

Building blocks of a search:

  • AND:  both terms that you connect with AND must be somewhere in the bibliographic record for that record to be retrieved.  AND narrows a search and retrieves fewer articles:
             antibiotics AND probiotics will find both terms in the record

  • OR only one of the search terms combined with OR is required for the bibliographic record to be retrieved.  OR broadens a search and retrieves more articles. Applies also for related or synonym terms:
            polymerase chain reaction OR PCR
             corn OR maize

  • NOT:  excludes or ignore a particular subset, category, or term.  NOT requires the presence of one search term and the exclusion of another.
              moths NOT butterflies

  • Phrase Searching: Adding quotation marks around a phrase, such as "bushy top syndrome" will tell the database to search for these words together, rather than separately:
             "microbial ecology" versus microbial and ecology

  • Truncating (using the *) is a good strategy to use for some terms:
             microb*  will give the following results: microbe, microbial, microbiome, microbiology, microbolometer,etc. (Choose your * wisely)

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