Welcome to the BIO 500 Research Help guide! This is a compilation of electronic as well as print resources that will direct you to scholarly information useful in your senior seminar research. The most significant and impactful databases and titles to which Centre College has access are included here. If you would like assistance in using these resources, or need help finding additional information, please contact a reference librarian.
What is a literature review? A guide or an overview to a particular topic. Literature Reviews collect the most relevant and significant publications in order to provide a comprehensive look at what has been said on a topic and who has said it.
The Value of Literature Reviews
Traces- the progression of a topic or field
Evaluates- the sources and advise on most pertinent and relevant information
Reflects- upon the importance of the literature on current or future research
How does one write a literature view?
As BIO500 Senior Seminar students, most of you already have experience using the library and its resources for researching project or paper topics. Whether you enjoy the research process or dread it, there are many tools at your disposal that can make the job more organized and researcher-friendly.
Many of the online databases and resources the library provides come with built-in features that can help you build your research. Here are some general tips for using these bells and whistles to help you keep track of your materials and stay informed about the latest research on your topic:
General Proposal Layout*
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