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HONR 2202: Genetics, Ethics and Society


Genetically Modified Oraganisms

"Transgenic melon." Image from Genetics. Ed. Richard Robinson. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2010 accessed through Science In Context

Critically Evaluating Information

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Your Online Guide to HONR 2202

Welcome to the virtual home of your research instruction


This is an online guide to the library instruction session for your HONR 2202 Genetics, Ethics and Society assignment. This guide will direct you to library resources useful for research on genetically modified organisms. Please contact me if you have any questions about our library session or for other assistance researching your topic. 

Evaluating Information Exercise

All information is not created equally. Look at the two sources of information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and complete the evaluation form.

Other Considerations

When assessing any research consider:

  • author credentials
  • funding sources
  • theoretical paradigm

Look at 

  • new journals
  • gray literature (.gov, .org, .edu sites)
  • newspapers or magazine stories
  • blogs and wikis
  • open access journals

From The critical assessment of research:traditional and new methods of evaluation by Alan Bailin and A. Grafstein, 2010, Oxford: Chankdros.

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