Genetics - Living Environment

Use the databases linked below to find information on your topic. You will need to collect citations in MLA format for the sources you use. All of the topics can be found in at least one, if not all of the databases listed.

The databases linked below provide source citations for their information. Look for the word "CITE" or "Citation" by hovering over icons. Be sure to choose and copy the citation in MLA! format

Science in Context

Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

Explora Secondary

EBSCO's citations do NOT default to MLA style. You will need to scroll down and choose the citation under MLA.

Gale PowerSearch

If you need more information on your topic try the Power Search to search all of the Gale databases at once. Click in the "Select All" box before typing in your topic.


Gale Ebooks

You can search for your topic in the complete collection. It may come up in either the science or medical ebooks we own.

Genetics 101

Provides the essential ideas of genetics using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Skim the table of contents or use the index to see if your topic is included in this volume.

Helpful Information
Use the links posted here to help with your research.

Website Evaluation Worksheet.pdf

Use this worksheet to evaluate websites you are considering using for information BEFORE citing it. Online sources must be able to pass this evaluation to be counted as authoritative and reliable sources.

MLA In-text Citations: the basics

Purdue Online Writing Lab offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. This links directly to examples of in-text citations.

MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Use this link to help you build your citations for websites.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Use this site to help you understand plagiarism and avoid it.