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BIOLOGY 312 Writing In Biology - Ben Normark

Resources to help with your various writing assignments

Searching for Scientific Literature

UMass Amherst Libraries subscribes to over 500 databases and over 100 of those have science-related content.

These databases are good places to start looking for information about topics related to evolution and medicine.

Browsing Scientific Literature - By Journal

If you are interested in browsing some of the peer-reviewed science and medical journals, here are some suggested titles to start with.

NOTE: Not everything in these journals is peer-reviewed. Be sure to look for research articles (with Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References) to use in your assignments!

Review Articles

Review articles are good ways to get an overview of a topic or subfield. Some publications only print reviews, but many others publish review articles along with research articles.

Popular Science Articles

There are many places to find popular science articles or articles written more for the general population than career scientists. Some suggested websites and journals:

Create New York Times Account

New York TImes Online
UMass Amherst Libraries have purchased access to the New York Times Academic Pass program for the UMass Amherst campus. To register for your academic account to the New York Times, you'll need a UMass Amherst email address. 

Follow the Registration instructions on our New York TImes Online guide to set up your account.