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Lansing Community College Library

Biology 203 - Microbiology: Finding Articles

Find reliable, credible resources for your papers in microbiology.

Research Databases

Use Research Databases to find articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals, as well as e-books, videos, and images.

Recommended Databases

What is a Scholarly Journal?

  Peer Reviewed? Refereed?

Peer review (also called Refereeing) refer to the process an author goes through to get an article submitted into that journal.

Let's say you are an expert in a particular field. You write an article and submit it to a journal. Your article goes through several steps before the journal may or may not decide to publish it.

1. Expert colleagues read and scrutinized your article. Your peers in the field do this review process. .

2. A panel of expert peers judge your article and act as referees. They decide whether your article adds to the knowledge within your field.

3. If your article passes this editorial peer review, the journal publishes your article.

4. All the articles within that journal go through the same process so the journal is peer reviewed/ refereed.

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find:

  • peer-reviewed journal articles
  • theses
  • books
  • abstracts
  • other scholarly literature on the "public web"

From off-campus, the link above will set your preferences to let you know if an item is available free from LCC Library.


How to Use Google Scholar

This video was created by Ramez Mikhail, a librarian at Concordia University. When he discusses how to set up links to the library, substitute Lansing Community College for Concordia University.