BIOL 5493 Introduction to Pharmacology

Research Process-Getting Started

Learning Objectives

The Student Will Learn:


The difference between peer-reviewed journal articles and other articles.


The difference between a journal article on original research versus a review journal article


How to search science/medical databases, including how to choose key search words.


Which science/medical databases they have access to, and how to tell if the search results are giving them access to the entire journal article versus just the abstract.


How to access the entire journal article if only the abstract is available on-line.


How to tell if a website is reputable (ex. .org, .edu, versus .com).