Biology: Endangered Species
Marge Peters . (630) 942-2337 . firstname.lastname@example.org
1: Overviews in Reference Works
- Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North American . 6 vols.
Reference QH 77 .N56 B43 2001
- Beacham's Guide to the International Endangered Species . 3 vols.
General QL 82 .B435 1998
- Encyclopedia of Endangered Species . 2 vols.
Reference QH 75 .A1 E53
- Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois: Status and Distribution.
Internet update at http://dnr.state.il.us/espb/index.htm
Reference QH 76.5 .I3 E52 1991
- Endangered Species . 3 vols. Reference QL 83.N35 2004
- Endangered Wildlife of the World. 11 vols. Reference QL 83 .E55 1993
- Grolier World Encyclopedia of Endangered Species . 10 vols. General QL 82 .S4513 1992
- Habitats and Ecosystems: an Encyclopedia of Endangered America . General QH 76 .C73 1999
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Electronic Resource
Internet update at http://www.redlist.org/
2: General Books
- Click on COD Library Catalog (http://lrc.cod.edu) and choose Subject search for the topic Endangered Species or the name of your species.
Both books and audiovisual materials will be listed in the catalog. Be sure to note related topics.
3: Useful Web Links
- Google, Yahoo Search or Ask.com match key words via software programs called "robots" or "spiders". See links from Library Home Page. Most programs only require the entry of all terms wanted--it only returns pages that include all of your search terms. For a better search, use quotation marks ("....") around phrases.
4: Find articles about a topic in a magazine or journal
Decide on the key words you want to search.
- Click on Databases. Under General, choose a Current Events, General Database, or Newspaper database. Academic OneFile provides a good subject search.
- In the search line, type the key words of your topic. You may want to limit to articles with text in the database. Search.
- Look for articles with some useful content -- brief articles may be too short. Watch date of publication, too.
5: Find a specific article in a magazine/journal!
Decide on the key words in the title.
- Find which databases have the full text of the journal by choosing Journal Locator under Databases
Click on the name of one of the databases that covers the date you need (Academic OneFile: change search to Basic Search. Academic Search Premier "Search within this publication").
Type in journal title and Search.
- In the search line, type in the key words of the title. Search.
6: CITING SOURCES: MLA & APA Format