Searching for topics and sources in Biology?

Search Science Primary Literature (external database): Antibiotic resistance Bacterial pathogens Bacterial resistance Biology Botany Caenorhabditis elegans Escherichia coli Food contamination Gut microbiome/microbiota Microbiology Molecular Biology Plant stress Prairie See the Science Bibliographies (external site): Arabidopsis: model organism in Biology Bacteriophages: basic science and applications Microbiome/microbiota: influences on disease and behavior Symmetry breaking and Biology For more resources, try: Subject Guide: Biology Biology textbooks (OER Commons)…

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Algorithms, part 2: impact on searching and finding academic information

Algorithms are literally everywhere in the digital environment. The databases, sources, and systems you use at a college or university or high school are not immune. They use algorithms as well. At a basic level, algorithms can help with searching, sorting, pattern matching, and more. An algorithm impacts how the search is done/interpreted and what records from a database are brought forward in response and…

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Searching for topics and sources in Chemistry and Biochemistry?

Search Science Primary Literature (external database): Chemistry Biochemistry See the Science Bibliographies (external site): The Diels-Alder reaction: a mainstay of organic chemistry For more resources, try: Subject Guide: Chemistry Chemistry textbooks (OER Commons) Blog posts: Copper nanoclusters: applications AAP guidelines–avoid certain chemicals that are added to or leach into food Trends in treating industrial textile wastewater and other effluents using electrocoagulation Questions? Please let me…

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Content and source evaluation: the most important thing you do in any search for information

For more information, see — Evaluation Algorithms: what are they? What can they do? The Facebook whistleblower says its algorithms are dangerous. Here’s why. (Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review, October 5, 2021) How and why does false information spread online? (sources) Do you think that you don’t need to look out for misleading or false information when searching for academic sources? Think again. See —…

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