Biology 182: Use and Understanding of Biological Literature

Winter 2005
Dr. Hugh Blackmer
Office: Science Library
Hours: daytime, except 12-1 and TuTh 3-5

Links to the faculty groups:

Dr. Eisen-Vandervelde     Dr. Marsh     Dr. Cabe     Dr. I'Anson

Dr. Hamilton     Dr. Wielgus     Dr. Knox

An outline schedule of topics and activities:

    6 Jan: Making Web pages, topics assigned
      ASSIGNMENT 1 (due by 9 PM Tuesday 11 Jan)

    13 Jan: Annie, Google, Science and Nature and ASSIGNMENT 2 (due by 9 PM Tuesday 18 January)

    20 Jan: Secondary [review] literature: overview and Assignment 3 (due by 9 PM Tuesday 25 January)

    27 Jan: Primary [research] literature overview and Assignment 4 (TWO parts, the second due by 9 PM 8 February)

    week of 3 Feb: meet with faculty mentor and NO CLASS

    10 Feb, and the last meeting in A214!!: Citation indexes and other power tools overview and Assignment 5 (due by 9 PM on Tuesday 1 March)

  CITING A URL in the style of Ecology
I found a good example from the Jan 2003 issue, page 39 (paper copy) which you might try to emulate as closely as you can:

USDA, National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 2001. The PLANTS database, version 3.1. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. [Online, URL: <>.]