Learn to Use the Library
These exercises will help you get comfortable doing research in the library system.
When you give a complete reference, use either APA or CSE style.
Contact the research librarian for assistance.
Searching the Primary Literature
Using JSTOR, find the article entitled Habituation of the Rattle Response in Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes, Crotalus atrox.
What did you use?
What was it published in?
What year was the article published, and in did you find it?
Give the complete citation (APA or CSE style) for any
Find the EBSCO database called Academic Search Complete. Using this database, find the journal entitled Journal of Mammalogy and give the complete citation (APA or CSE style) for
Using any EBSCO database,
Type in the keyword evolve. Write down the number of articles you find.
Now search for evolution. How many articles do you get?
Try again with evolved. How many articles this time?
Finally, try a truncated search: Type in evolv*. Now how many articles do you get?
Using Google Scholar
Using Google Scholar, find and write, in appropriate format (APA or CSE), the or books about the reproduction of any organism you choose. Also, print out the first page of your Google results (that is, the search results, not the first page of each article you find).