Science Abstracts

An abstract is a summary of an article from a journal or magazine.  These articles must be chosen from a scientific journal (paper or online), must be current, and at least 4 text pages in length.


Formatting Instructions:

* Type your name in the top left hand corner - followed by the work cited directly

��� under your name. (The work cited will tell your reader where you got the

��� information - use correct MLA format.)

* Triple space between the citation and the start of your paper.

* Abstracts must be typed and at least 2 pages in length.

* Use Times New Roman size 12 font � double space text � margins are 1 inch.

* You MUST turn in a copy of the article or magazine that you used with your abstract.

The following database links will help you find appropriate articles for your assignment

EBSCO Student Research-- Magazine/newspaper articles

  • Jump to Earth/Environment Databases
  • Type in search term and then click Search
  • Narrow your search: by date / by periodicals /by database (MAS)
  • Check for page length (need at least 4 pages)
  • Click on the blue title link to bring up the entire article
  • Bibliographic (citation) information is at the top of the article

Student Resources in Context

  • Choose Topics � go to Science tab
  • Click on a topic in the list
  • Scroll to Academic Journals or Magazines � view all
  • Choose article and click on title to view (check length and date)
  • Source citation is at bottom and can be cut and pasted!

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When citing your resource, use the following sample MLA format:

Newman, Richard J. "The Best University."U.S.News and World Report28 Sept. 2000:


������� 114-15.



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(doublespace and

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