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Bioethics: Get Started

Research resources for students in ESPM 162

Getting connected

Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Welcome! Visit the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library in the Valley Life Sciences Building.

The Library's Reference Desk hours are Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm, or make an appointment with Becky.

Start Your Search

Start Your Search, on the Library's website is a good place to get started to find articles, books, news, and more. Note that using a filter to limit to 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed),' may exclude many scholarly books.

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

If you aren't having luck with Start Your Search, try one of the search tools in the Find Books or Find Articles tabs.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?