BIOL/BIOT 5736: Bioethics: Find Articles

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Sample searches:
   ethical issues with preimplantation diagnosis
   "preimplantation diagnosis" ethic*

Refine your search with filters on results screen: peer-reviewed journals, available online, etc.

For more complex searches like "preimplantation diagnosis" AND (ethic* OR bioethic*), use Advanced Search.

A peer-reviewed (or refereed) journal:

  • uses experts from the same subject field or profession as the author to evaluate a manuscript prior to acceptance for publication
  • has articles that report on research studies or provide scholarly analysis of topics
  • may include book reviews, editorials, or other brief items that are not considered scholarly articles
Peer Review in 3 Minutes

(3:15) Explains the academic publishing process for research articles and scholarly journals, including the quality control process of peer review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries

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Sample citation:
Shaw D, McMahon A. 2013. Ethicovigilance in clinical trials. Bioethics. 27(9):508-513.

Use OneSearch to look for a DOI (digital object identifier). If there's no DOI, search for an "exact phrase" from the article title. Add an author name if needed. Examples:

  • doi:10.1111/j.1467-8519.2012.01967.x
  • "ethicovigilance in clinical"
  • "ethicovigilance in clinical" AND shaw


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