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FW 302: Conservation of Marine Mammals

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Find books, online scholarly articles or newspaper articles that OSU subscribes to.  If you need to find specific items, such as books by a particular author, use the advanced search option for more precise searching. Access 1Search from the library's home page.


Getting Started on the Assignment

You need to find eight valid sources for your plan. One can be the IUCN Red List and the others must be scientific journal articles. Here are strategies and resources.

Marine Ecology Progress Series Citation Style

Format your citations for this essay using the Marine Ecology Progress Series guidelines.


Make sure someone else can find the resource you use.  Essential information for a citation:

  • Authorship
  • Title & subtitle
  • Name of journal or book
  • Volume number
  • Inclusive page numbers
  • Year of publication
  • Month or number if volume is not paged consecutively
  • URL if digital

Quick Tips

    *  Evaluate your sources. Don't assume everything you find is true, accurate or timely.
    * Keep track of the sources you find so you can document them accurately in your papers.
    * If you don't get results using one approach, try another. Do not assume that nothing exists on the topic.
    * Not everything is in the computer.
    * Ask for help from a librarian if you get stuck or confused.
    * Don't put all of your research off until the last possible moment. It won't be much fun.