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ZOOL101 - Introduction to Zoology - Martin

This guide is for students in David Martin's Zoology 101 class.

Zoology: Welcome

Hi, I'm Stella Beratlis, one of the MJC librarians and the library liaison for the Science, Math, and Engineering division.  I love working with students at any stage of their research. I can help you via Zoom, chat, email, or phone.
You can leave a message for me at 575-6245 or email me at

You can also contact any librarian for help via phone, email, chat, or text: check options at Ask A Librarian
This is a general guide for students interested in locating information related to animals and animal behavior using library resources available at the MJC Library & Learning Center. It is also intended as an aid for students enrolled in ZOO101 (Zoology) doing their project on how climate change is impacting a particular animal species. 

Research Component for Spring 2022 Project

Research: Use a minimum of eight PEER REVIEWED references (per team). Peer reviewed means the articles are from scientific journals such as American Midland Naturalist, Biological Bulletin, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Science.

You can still LOOK at other types of sources--think Audubon, National Geographic, Scientific American or Smithsonian, linked through the MJC Library & Learning Center Homepage (go to, then click on Library).Often, articles in those sources refer to peer-reviewed studies, so they can be a way to discover what you're being asked to use for your outside sources here: scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles. 

At least one of your research references should be recently published (within the last two years).

In addition, images for your presentation should be obtained from “reliable” public domain internet sources (sites ending with .gov).

Explore Topics/Starting Points

Don't know what to write about? Get some ideas for your research topic by browsing the following websites and database: 

Already have a topic? Do some academic background reading first and build from there. Be sure to note possible keywords (for example, the study of animal behavior is known as ethology)