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Plant Physiology (21:120:330): Overview

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Karina Schafer's class - Fall 2021

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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Karina Schafer’s Fall 2021 Plant Physiology course get started with finding peer-reviewed journal articles for their research project and presentation assignments.  It is intended to complement and supplement the September 23, 2021 library research instruction session.

By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing library research, so if you have any questions related to biology literature research, please contact Naomi Gold or Bonnie Fong at  For general library-related questions, Ask-A-Librarian.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the September 23, 2021 library research session for Dr. Karina Schafer's Plant Physiology class will learn how to:

  • execute effective searches in indexes/databases such as Plant Science and Ecology Abstracts in order to find journal articles about their topic 
  • determine if an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • identify the different methods to access the full-text of an article
  • create citations in the style of the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology journal using EndNote online/basic/Web

Skeletal Outline

References guidelines for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology journal

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

About Bonnie

Bonnie L. Fong is the Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Life Sciences Librarian on the Rutgers University-Newark campus. As such, she serves as subject specialist librarian to the departments of biology, chemistry, Earth & environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and psychology. After majoring in Chemistry as an undergraduate student, Bonnie taught high school chemistry for a couple of years, then managed the physical science laboratories at a nearby community college. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Library Science and has been a librarian at Rutgers since 2011. 


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