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BTEC 670: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Science Profession: Finding & Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

When doing research, you will encounter a variety of sources, including books, articles and websites. How do you know which ones are right for your information needs? You can use the five W’s as outlined in this document to help evaluate your sources and determine which ones will make the cut.

Cited Reference Search in Web of Science

This short presentation will show you how to do a cited reference search in the Web of Science database. A cited reference search can help you find more recent research related to your topic, track new developments and examine the influence of a particular paper. Marcie Jacklin, a librarian at Brock University created this tutorial. You can find other video tutorials she created in this Biological Sciences Research Guide.

Databases

The databases with the UMBC icon next to them are available off-campus. The other databases are available through College Park so you can only access them when you are at USG.

Books on Ethical and Legal Aspects of Biotechnology

These books are available from the Priddy Library.