The following databases are the best "go to" science databases. If you don't know where to begin, start here.
Get it for me now: searching for a known item
Potato vs. Solanum tuberosum: searching for something using keywords or terms
You want what? Searching for something that you aren't quite sure of
The meaning of life: Making sense out of the data or research information
Searching time & Questions
1. Keywords, Broader terms, Narrower terms
Use a variety of keywords to describe your
topic. Use the common name and scientific name, if you know both of those words/terms. If you begin your research by using reference materials such as
encyclopedias, you will often run across vocabulary to describe your topic.