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BIOL 140 - Laboratory Investigations in Life Sciences

Saltwater Ecosystems (Term 1) Terrestrial Ecosystem (Term 2)

Finding Articles

UBC Library subscribes to over 900 indexes and databases, which are subject-specific search engines for finding academic articles and other research materials.  The following databases are a good place to start your search for articles. Try a few searches using your search terms (e.g., "Hyalella azteca" and habitat).

You can also use Summon to find articles.Summon is a single access point to find most of the UBC Library collections including: peer-reviewed articles, newspaper articles, theses and dissertations, and conference proceedings.

Finding books

You can use Summon to find books on your topic. Start with a broad keyword search, and try a search with the scientific name for your organism.

Google Scholar, Summon, & Subject Databases

Saltwater Organisms Search Words (Term 1)

Saltwater Organisms:

  • Gammarus setosus or Lagunogammarus setosus (gammaridean amphipod)
  • Hemigrapsus oregonensis/Hemigrapsus nudus (shore crab)
  • Littorina spp. (marine snail, periwinkle)

For the broader classification of these organisms (and therefore additional search terms), use the NCBI Taxonomy Browser

Terrestrial Organisms: Search Words (Term 2)

Terrestrial Organisms:

  • Acheta domesticus (cricket)
  • Porcellio scaber (sowbug, woodlouse)
  • Cepaea nemoralis (grovesnail)
  • Tribolium molitor (meal worm beetle)

For the broader classification of these organisms (and therefore additional search terms), use the NCBI Taxonomy Browser

References Sources

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