Biology 101 Lab Worksheets

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BI 112 Enzyme Articles

Need to find articles for the BI 112 Enzyme lab paper?  This YouTube video makes it easy!

How to find peer-reviewed articles on enzymes through the PCC Library

Databases for Background

  • These databases function much more like encyclopedias, while some of them may have research articles, they are best used to collect background information to enhance your understanding of a topic.

    Just like Wikipedia, be cautious about including general encyclopedias in your references list for research projects. Be sure that you understand the expectations of each instructor.

  • Access Science
    An online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. In addition to 8,000+ articles there are biographies, research updates, and science news. The student center provides study guides and bibliographies.
  • Credo Reference
    Provides online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias. Try the Concept Map to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in a visual form.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    GVRL is a database of 27 encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Look here for biology, chemistry, nursing and medicine, sociology, history, education, law, and more.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    A collection of dictionaries and other reference books from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the arts, languages, literature, sciences and social sciences.
  • World Book Online Reference Center
    The World Book Encyclopedia along with related newspaper and magazine articles, multimedia, special reports, a dictionary, and links to selected web sites. Includes a Spanish language encyclopedia.

Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

How do cucumbers and similar climbing vines use tendrils to "grab" a support?  This video from Science Friday provides interesting answers....

Databases for Research

  • Databases provide access to journal articles and sometimes videos and additional content. 

    New to scholarly science journals?  Read Purdue University's How To Read a Scientific Journal, a short tutorial to help you get the most out of your research.

  • Academic Search Premier
    EBSCOhost. Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700+ are peer-reviewed. A great starting point for a wide variety of subjects!
  • Biology Journals
    ProQuest. Full text articles from 280 biology journals, many of them peer-reviewed.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    EBSCOhost. Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
    Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. This is where you'll find the classic experiments of the past!
  • Medline
    EBSCOhost. Covers the international literature on biomedicine, including allied health. Citations available from 1965 - present; some full text.
  • Science Direct
    Full text for over 890 peer reviewed health and life sciences journals. For best results click on SEARCH to get started. Limit your search to SUBSCRIBED Journals.
    Coverage Dates: 1995 - Present
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