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Science: Guide Home


Getting Started—Background information 

Use CREDO Reference to learn more about your topic, learn more about Science concepts, or find a topic idea.

Recommended Databases for the Sciences

Open Access Scholarly Articles, Books, Theses, and Dissertations 
Be aware that many of the recommended databases on the "Databases" tab will also contain theses and dissertations.

Science & Biology Print Books

General Science and Biology

Science Topics & Literature

Science & Faith / Creation

Browse the Stacks


Science (General)

Q 1-390
Mathematics QA 1-939
Computer Science QA 75.5-76.765
Biology QH 301-705.5
Botany (Plants)

QK 1-989

Zoology QL 1-991
Human Anatomy QM 1-695
Physiology QP 1-(981)
Microbiology QR 1-502

General Science


General Biology

Anatomy & Physiology


Science Topics / Science & Faith - Creation

Journals for Science & Biological Studies

Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ)

Creation Research Society Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal of scholarly articles focusing on Biblical Studies and Creationism within the major scientific disciplines. The Creation Research Society is a professional organization of trained scientists and interested laypersons who are firmly committed to scientific special creation.

Use LINK #1 to SEARCH for topics, keywords or article titles in Creation Research Society Quarterly. This link is like a search engine to help you find interesting articles for your assignments and does NOT have Full-Text! Use the links below to find Full-Text for the publication years 2014-1964.

Organizations & Institutes

Science Organizations

Environmental Science

Open Access Science Research & Data Sets

Science Career Organizations

Scatter Plot (Scatter graph, Scatter chart)

Basic definition: A graph using Cartesian coordinates to display plotted points that show the relationship between two sets of data.

Scatter plot graph example

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Tutorials for the Research Process 
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Analyzing Data and Drawing Conclusions

Learn how to conduct the final phase of the research process, including how to analyze, interpret, and present data; discuss the findings; and draw conclusions. This is the eighth video in the Introduction to Research series.

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How to Report Scientific Research

Learn how to report scientific research in APA Style according to Journal Article Reporting Standards, including what key elements to include in the title, author note, abstract, introduction, method, results, and discussion.

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Research Strategies and Variables

Learn about research strategies and variables, including the design choices a researcher must make when constructing an experiment, along with the implications of those choices for the types of variables examined; the causal and noncausal relationships between variables; data analysis; study design; study setting; and study validity, generalizability, and reproducibility. This is the third video in the Introduction to Research series.

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The Rules of Evidence in Science

Learn how to understand whether claims of truth are valid, including ways of understanding truth, using the scientific method, and critically evaluate research methods and conclusions. This is the first video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Presenting Statistics in Text

Learn how to present statistics in the text, including how to implement standards for effective presentation, when to use words versus symbols, and formatting.

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Students in the Sciences will typically use APA style in their academic research. Here are some helpful resources.

Basic Template for APA Style Papers

APA style 7th edition makes provisions for two types of papers: Student papers and Professional papers (i.e. aim is to publish your paper.) Typically, you will use a Student paper format. The main difference is there is NO "running head." 

Other style preferences or paper sections (i.e. abstract, methods, etc.) may vary based on your professor or assignment type. Be sure to read all directions from your professor and this template.

Find Answers to Questions & Learn How to Cite with these resources for APA style

Quickguides (Provided by Academic Writer & created by the American Psychological Association)

Learn Basics of APA Style 7th Edition with this video tutorial.

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Data Set Citations & References 
Example citations for various Data Set situations. Examples are for the References List. 

Data Set Reference

Learn how to format references for data sets, including publicly archived data sets used in secondary analyses or a researcher’s own data set being presented for the first time in the current work.

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Tests or Scale Citations & References 
Example citations for various Test, Scale, or Inventory situations. Examples are for the References List.

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