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IBIO 200 Strategies for finding and citing scientific sources: Using Web of Science

Scientific Literature Databases

Web of Science

Tips for getting the most out of searches;

  1. Choose the important search terms for your topic. Start with a couple, add more if you get too many results.  
  2. Always check the date of the articles you retrieve to make sure you are getting the most recent research.
  3. Look first for review articles.  This will provide summary and background to help you understand the field.  There are instructions how to do this for each database. 
  4. For full text, click on the Find Text@MSU

How to Use Web of Science to Find Scientific Literature and Follow Citations

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