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Principles of Conservation Biology ESPM C103 / IB C156: Get Started

Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

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Start Your Search

Start your search here to find books, articles, news coverage, and more.

 

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?
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