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How do I search Nature?

Search this scientific journal for articles on topics in the life sciences.

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Search Nature

Step 1:

Access Nature. (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password).  


Step 2:

Click the Search, and then click Advanced Search.

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Step 3:

Enter your search terms in the first box.

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Enter the journal title "Nature" in the journal search box.  Select the first one in the list labeled "Nature."  Note: Nature publishes many journals, and PVCC only subscribes to main one called Nature.  

enter Nature in journal search box and select first one in list


Step 4:

Click Search, and review your results.  Pay attention to the type of source (comments and opinion, research, or news).  If your professor said to find a "peer-reviewed article," then look for the ones labeled "Research."  Also watch the publication date, as an older article may contain outdated information.

red boxes around comments and opinion, research, and news results


Step 5:

Click the title to read the article.  

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  • Nature is a great source for topics in the life sciences.  It is published weekly, and it contains a combination of news, commentary, and research-based articles.  However, it is only one journal.  Search our other biology databases to find more articles.