Annotated Bibliography Assignment
You will need to use the library to find books and journal articles on your research topic.
Get Started: Choose a topic
Talk to your professor
Look in your textbook
Read book chapters, news articles, & websites
Watch this tutorial on how to choose a topic
List all of the terms you can think of to describe your topic, from broad to narrow
List the types of information you need, i.e. scientific studies, economic factors, etc.
List the kinds of sources you want to read, i.e. books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, etc.
Start searching and reading!
Keywords: Some examples of search terms for books about "prescribed fires":
Fire management / policy, environmental, and economic aspects
Prescribed fires / prescribed burn
Libray Catalog - search for books, government documents, media
Finding articles on a topic
Academic Search Premier - can limit to full text only
Agricola - no full text
BioOne - all full text
Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture - can limit to full text only
Natural & Alternative Treatments - all full text
Tutorial on how to find articles using the "find it" button.
Identifying Scientific Articles
Primary sources, also called scientific or scholarly articles, are the scientific journal articles or technical reports that scientists use to communicate the results of their research to other scientists.
Use this tutorial to help you identify primary sources.