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Biological Sciences

Here you will find biological sciences resources that will help you in your research.

Reading Sources & Taking Notes

College-level reading is different from the kind of reading done in high school. The types of texts and assignments differ, but also the expectations for critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of ideas. The more you are able to read effectively at the college level, the greater your chances of having success in college, economic advancement, and a more fulfilling life.

View the Excelsior Online Reading Lab to learn how to: 

Understanding the Words

Research articles are generally written for other researchers, and therefore, will contain terms or vocabulary that beginning researchers may not understand. Find some encyclopedia entries or book entries that explain some of that vocabulary.

How to Read a Research Article

Tips on how to read and understand a science article