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COM217: 60 Second Science

A research guide for COM 217: Science Communication

How to Read a Research Article

Anatomy of a Research Article

60 Second Science on YouTube

Find Articles - Databases

Use the databases below to find an article. Each has a different focus, so read the brief descriptions before searching. 

Find Articles - Google Scholar

Google Scholar looks a lot like "regular Google," but it only includes scholarly publications, mainly articles. It includes some (not all) of the articles you may find using the Libraries research databases, so use it in addition to databases.

Full-text access to many materials in Google Scholar is not available to everyone, so click here for instructions for setting your Scholar preference, so that full-text links from Purdue Libraries will show up in your Google Scholar results.

Google Scholar Search

60 Second Science Podcasts

Also available on iTunes.

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APA Help

Avoid Plagiarism

Check out the links below for practical tips to avoid plagiarism: