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BIOL 204 Intro. Microbiology: SARS Cov-2/Covid19: Good vs Bad Research

This guide supports microbiology class discussions, assignments, and laboratory projects on microbiology, SARS Cov-2, and Covid 19.

Good articles, fake news, fake websites

  1. Good research is found in scholarly peer reviewed articles.. 
    • You will come across a variety of documents as listed below during your search.
    • Your keywords and keyword combinations will determine your success in finding good articles.
    • The best articles are primary journal articles which contain the original research , systematic reviewed and meta-analysis review articles . Use systematic reviews and meta analysis as filters with your keywords
    • Avoid using retracted labeled journal articles ( Retraction Watch)
    Article A complete report on original research.
    Review Article A substantial overview of original research that usually contains a comprehensive bibliography.
    Short Survey A brief review of original research.
    Short Communication A short report or announcement of research which usually has a shorter publication time than other papers in the same publication. It may appear in the publication under other names, such as Letter Papers, Preliminary Notes.
    Correspondence, Letter A letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.
    Discussion An argumentative communication, such as a perspective or commentary.
    Book Review A critical discussion of a book's contents.
    Product Review A review of software, hardware, or some other type of product.
    Editorial An article from the editor or guest editor of a publication. A Foreword or Preface may also be assigned this document type.
    Publisher's Note A message from the publisher to the readers.
    Erratum An article in which errors are reported that were made in an earlier publication in the same book. An erratum may also appear in the publication as a Corrigendum.
  3. SOURCE: Elsevier ScienceDirect Database Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. except certain content provided by third parties. ScienceDirect® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.

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