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Bios 401 Professional Skills for Graduate Students: Reference Resources

Spring 2016, Prof. Schneider

Reference resources

If along the way in your research you need to look up the meaning of scientific terms, or if need some encyclopedic or other coverage of a scientific concept or term, check the reference resources to the right. Webpages on the internet can be useful for this as well, though make sure to evaluate them.

Background information resources

Before embarking on research, it is critical to familiarize oneself with basic concepts as well as technical terminology.

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!

See following guide to evaluate resources:

A wikipedia article about the...