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BIO 212: Principles of Biology Lab

Research Tips

Do earthworms stimulate plant growth?  


Subject search (Thesaurus): suggests broader, narrower terms and related terms. Terms used by the database.
“earthworms” + “plant growth”. Connect the terms with an "and" to find articles where both are mentioned.


Keyword search (Advanced mode): searches for your terms and suggests more terms to narrow your search down.
“earthworms” + “plant growth”
or use autofill “earthworms effect on plants”  


Example of narrowing a broad topic:
"effect of earthworm activity on non-native plants" 

 

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