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Biology 201A: Biology: Other Resources

Using primary scientific literature; finding scholarly articles in journal databases; citing, using CSE style

Instructor-approved databases

These subscription databases contain high-quality articles and intuitive search and citation tools. 




Learn buzzwords used by search engines. Use the following in the search box: "genetics open access journals" or "online journals botany," etc.

Google Web Search

Internet Resources for Scholarly Full Text Articles

Cal Poly

Cal Poly has a large selection of subscription databases. As a Cuesta student, you are able to access Cal Poly's databases from within their Kennedy Library. You may also email and/or print articles there. Also, you can check out books from Kennedy Library with your current Cuesta registration or ASCC photo ID.

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