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Bios 315 Neuropharmacology: Reference Resources

Prof. Nyby, Fall 2018

Reference resources

As you do your research, if you need to look up the meaning of scientific terms or need some encyclopedic or other coverage of a scientific concept or term, check the "Online reference" tab to the right.  Make sure to evaluate any sources you find on the open web by using the resources on the "Webpages" tab.

Background information resources

Reference resources can provide encyclopedia or other general background about concepts or methods, as well as definitions of concepts.  Some are listed below. 

You can use resources available on the open web as sources of background information. Make sure, however, that you evaluate any resource!



Use the Google Advanced Search, to do a precise search. Then, evaluate one of the webpages that come up.  The resource below provides ideas about how to evaluate websites.


Use these criteria to evaluate websites you find.


Wikipedia can be very valuable, but it use it as a stepping stone.  Independently verify the information you find in a Wikipedia article. Look at the resources linked at the bottom of a Wikipedia article.

See this Wikipedia article: The Reliability of Wikipedia.