SBI4U: An Introduction to Scientific Journals

To access a large assortment of scientific journals, you need to get a Toronto Public Library card. Visit the closest TPL (most likely North York Public Library). Click here for information on how to get a TPL membership.

Library Pre-Visit Handout

Getting started:
Please download: Digital Notetaker
(file > make a copy> rename: Your Name – Catalase Lab Report)
Group Research Document

Sourcing Information:

Background Information: (usernames and passwords in agenda on pg. 23-24)
Britannica Online
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Science Reference Centre (access to academic journals)

Scientific Journals:
(You need Toronto Public Library membership)
Gale Academic OneFile (You need Toronto Public Library membership)
Open Access Scientific Journals: DOAJ and Elsevier
Google Scholar


  • Consult lab handout
  • Testing 3 variables that affect rate of reaction (research must include the 3 variables)
  • MUST have 3 reliable sources (1 must be a scholarly/academic article and 1 can be your textbook)
  • Proper APA in-text and reference citations

Supporting Videos:

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

In-Text Citations

Reference List