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Maple Woods - Bio 101 (Taylor) Fall 2020


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 Remotely box.

On the Books page, find out how to locate print books and ebooks on your species and learn how to determine a book is good quality.

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. 

Getting Started

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.

Contact Us Remotely

You have multiple options for getting your sources signed off.

1. Get live chat help by accessing the Ask a Librarian service. Maple Woods librarians staff the chat service from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays. 

2. You can also schedule a virtual research appointment with a librarian. Once you select a time, a librarian will send you a Zoom link. 

3. Email your sources and citations to

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.