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BIOL 130L Research Guide: The Introduction

[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


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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.

Subject Encyclopedias

These subject encyclopedias are peer reviewed, contain substantial articles and CAN be cited in university level lab reports and essays.