Skip to Main Content

 View All Library Hours

BIO 375 Neuroscience: Helpful Resources

Primary Source Examples

  • The AUTHOR did the research study or scientific experiment
  • Includes the methods, results, discussion sections
  • Papers and proceedings from scientific conferences or meetings
  • Dissertations and Theses
  • Technical Reports
  • Patents

Secondary Source Examples

Secondary sources in the SCIENCES will have these words: meta-analysis, systematic review, or literature review.

  • The AUTHOR did not do the study/experiment her/himself.
  • Remarks about the significance of research or experiments
  • Reviews the results of several experiments or trials
  • Analysis of a clinical trial
  • Letters to the editor, editorials, perspectives, etc.

Critically Evaluate

Quality Questions:

  1. Is the author an expert in their field? Who sponsored the article?
  2. Is it current? What is the pub. date?
  3. Is it peer reviewed? 

Content Questions:

  1. What is the research question?
  2. What is the primary methodology used?
  3. How was the data gathered?
  4. How is the data presented?
  5. What are the main conclusions?
  6. Are these conclusions reasonable?
  7. What theories are used to support the researcher's conclusions?

APA Handouts and Guides

APA provides detailed guidance on each aspect of APA Style and Grammar at the following links:

Finding research articles

Borrow books or articles from other libraries

If the Assumption library doesn't have access to an article or book, you can request it for FREE from a nearby library:

Search All!

  • Search All

    All resources in one search

     

    Advanced Search

  • Articles

    Search for scholarly and popular articles

     

    Databases A-Z Find Article by DOI

  • Books

    Search the d'Alzon Library collection

       

    Course ReservesAdvanced Search  

  • Videos

    Search the d'Alzon video collection

    Popular Streaming Films

  • Journals

    Search for a journal or magazine by title or ISSN

     

    Browse Journals by Subject

  • Get Help

    We are here to help!
    Search our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs),
    contact us by chat, or schedule an appointment
    to meet with a librarian.

    FAQMake an Appointment

Contact Us

Profile Photo
d'Alzon Library
Contact:

Main Desk: 508-767-7135
Research Help: 508-767-7273
Library FAQ's Answers to the Library's most frequently asked questions.

Website