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[Section 1] of the Lab Report: Introduction resources
The Introduction of a lab report:
- provides background information to allow understanding of the results of the study
- includes definitions or principles that you can find in credible sources
- uses textbook(s) or scientific dictionaries as appropriate sources
BIOL 130 Lab Manual [LEARN login]
For detailed instructions and guidelines on composing this section, login to LEARN to view/download your official BIOL 130 Lab Manual
Definitions of Principles
When searching for definitions of principles that you find in credible sources other than your official Lab Manual (on LEARN), consider using textbook(s) or scientific dictionaries as appropriate sources.
Enter the term "DEFINE:" before the word to obtain a definition. For example: DEFINE: dyscalculia
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Springer Nature Experiments
Life and biomedical sciences laboratory protocols and methods
These subject encyclopedias are peer reviewed, contain substantial articles and CAN be cited in university level lab reports and essays.