Welcome to the class research guide for BIO 222: Genetics with Dr. Andrew. This guide will provide relevant definitions and recommended library databases for your research paper.
You can find information on creating citations with Scientific Style and Format (CSE) style at Snowden's Online Citation Station or at the in-person station on the first floor of the library. Librarians are also happy to help you with citing!
The following definitions are important concepts to understand as you locate sources and work on your research paper:
Primary Sources: also known as empirical research, primary sources are based on observation or experimentation. This means that data and/or knowledge are derived from experience rather than theory or belief. Look for language in the article that indicates the authors are the ones that conducted the original research. You can also check for:
Secondary Sources: these are sources that analyze, interpret, or evaluate a phenomenon using previously published primary sources. In the sciences, one common example of a secondary source is a review article. This is a publication where the author(s) survey many empirical research articles to reach a consensus or recommendation. Examples of secondary review articles include: