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151 Sample Searches

Begin a search at VCU Libraries Search. Try an idea from the list or try a combination of terms. Think about the topic and how it interests you, then add your ideas to the search.

Search ideas:

  • alcoholic fermentation AND temperature
  • alcoholic fermentation AND wine making
  • saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • glycolysis AND metabolism

Refine results:

  • show only: peer reviewed journals
  • document type: articles
  • select subject(s)

152 Sample Searches

For primary research sources try VCU Libraries Search, Web of Science, or ScienceDirect:

Search ideas:

  • "brine shrimp" OR "artemia salina"
  • toxic* (choose a secondary term that fits your goal)
  • ecotoxicity
  • ("brine shrimp" OR "artemia salina") AND ecotoxicity

Refine results:

  • document type: article
  • subject: environmental sciences


The VCU Libraries search can be an effective way to begin biology research. Search with your key terms, then refine the results with the facets on the left side bar. To limit your research to scientific databases try your search in one of the databases featured here.

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