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BIOL 414: Freshwater Ecology

Use this guide to help you complete your Freshwater Ecology Research Paper.

Scholarly Journal Articles via Library Databases

WHAT: Article from scholarly journals (also called peer-reviewed, academic, or refereed journals) are often required or strongly recommended by your faculty members to use in writing research papers or completing projects.  The articles in these journals are often written by scholars in a specific discipline and are used to communicate research, experiments, and theories about a given topic.  Scholars who publish in these journals always cite their sources.



  • Many scholarly journals are available on the web.  A few sites provide some full-text archives of older issues, but many publishers will charge a user fee.
  • Current copies of many scholarly journals can be found on the second floor of Tomlinson Library.
  • Academic libraries commonly collect and organize scholarly journals through library subscription databases: