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Biology 211 (Hallstrand & Smolik): Learning Outcomes

A lesson on scholarly communication and authorship in the sciences

Learning Outcomes

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Welcome! This lesson is designed to help illuminate mysteries about scholarly

communication in the sciences.

After completing the "lab" activities, you will be able to...

  • Discuss how scientific information is shared and describe how that process has changed since the start of the Internet

  • Describe the publication process for journal articles and materials found on the Internet, such as blogs

  • Explain the purpose and process of peer review

  • Explain what open access means and how open access disrupts the traditional publishing model

  • Locate library resources that contain scientific information, including journal article databases

The APA Help tab on this guide is not required reading but does provide a handy checklist to use for assignments in other classes. 

Please click this link or the "Lab Activities" tab above to complete the required studies. 

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