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Research and writing in the disciplines: Sciences

Brief descriptions of the thinking and writing most valued by individual disciplines; recommended library databases


The Sciences value:

  • Current references and sources; the more current the better.
  • Processes and measurements that can be reproduced. Precise methods of measurement and hard empirical evidence.  Practitioners and theorists want to achieve similar results, so share your methodology clearly.
  • Proof of conclusions. It is important to show how you arrived at your thinking by examining your thinking clearly in your writing.

Research sources

The TCC Library has access to several databases with science-related resources and journals:

Science databases:

Links to research guides

These are links to research guides created here at TCC either for a specific discipline or program or for a specific assignment.  They will give you a little deeper understanding of what instructors might require.


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