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Longview - Anatomy & Physiology

This page provides resources for the study of anatomy and physiology. Related course: BIOL 109, BIOL 110, BIOL 210.

Find Anatomy & Physiology Articles

These databases are available both on and off campus.  To access them off campus, you must login through MYMCCKC on the college website.

Scholarly vs Popular Articles

Scholarly Articles (Journals)

  • Are written by scholars, researchers, faculty, and academics within a chosen field.
  • Use scholarly or technical language.
  • Are research based – contain a methodology used to conduct the research and the results of the research.
  • Are often REFEREED or PEER REVIEWED (it has gone through a process of review by a panel of experts in that specific field of study).
  • Contain full citations and a list of references for sources.
  • Book reviews and editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals.

Popular Articles (Magazines)

  • You could buy in a grocery store.
  • Often report current events or SUMMARIZE research.
  • Use language easily understood by general readers.
  • Sources may be quoted, but rarely give bibliographies or full references.
  • Tend to be shorter than journal articles. 
 
Points to remember:
  • Both magazines and journal articles can be good sources for your work.
  • Often a combination of the two will be most appropriate for undergraduate research.