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BIOS: Biology Intensice Orientation Seminar: What AND Why

Determine the Questions to Ask

The Scientific Method meets The Library

Scientific Method

  • Observation
  • Hypothesis
  • Testing
  • Modification of Hypothesis
  • Retesting
  • And, again...

Original Research 

  • Abstract
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Methods & Materials
  • Results
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion(s)

Research

  • Preliminary search
  • Refine search terms
  • Search again
  • Examine and cross-reference bibliogrpahies and references
  • Search again
  • Search again
  • And, search again....that's why we call it "RESEARCH!"

Information Literacy

  • What do I need to find?
  • Where can I find it?
  • How do I evaluate it?
  • How can I apply the information?
  • How can use it ethically?