This is the library guide for Linda Taylor's Bio 101 class. The resources and guidance here will help you complete your keystone species paper.
On this page, try some links in the Getting Started box if you're still trying to pick a species. Find out how you can get help from a librarian in the Contact Us box.
On the Articles page, see a list of databases you can search to find popular and scholarly scientific articles and learn how to evaluate those for quality as well.
On the Writing and Citing page, click the links to see tips and examples on when and how to paraphrase and download a copy of the library's guide to APA citation.
Can't find what you need? If you are struggling to find resources on your species in our library, talk with a librarian about requesting books or articles from other libraries.
Trying to decide on a species? Visit the following links for a brief overview on keystone species with some examples.
Wondering what makes a source count as scholarly? Check out the handout linked below.
Want your appointment with a librarian to go quickly? Here are a few tips that should help you get signed off faster:
You have multiple options for getting your sources signed off.
1. Visit the library reference desk during open hours (8:00 - 7:00 Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 3:30 on Fridays).
2. Get live chat help by accessing the Ask a Librarian service. Maple Woods librarians staff the chat service from 1:30pm to 7:00pm Mondays through Thursdays and 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Fridays.
3. You can also schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian. Once you select a time, a librarian will send you a Zoom link. Slots are limited.
4. Email your sources and citations to email@example.com. Only do this as a last resort, as turnaround time may be slow.
When working with a librarian to sign off your sources, share your name. The librarian will email your instructor to tell her when they have approved your sources.