Research: Use a minimum of eight references (per team). Four sources must be scientific journals (peer reviewed primary literature) such as American Midland Naturalist, Biological Bulletin, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Science. Other references should be respected popular journals, such as Audubon, National Geographic, Scientific American or Smithsonian, linked through the MJC Library & Learning Center Homepage (go to www.mjc.edu, then click on Library). 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 (such as sites ending with .edu or .gov). You will also be introduced to reliable internet sources during the workshop with the MJC Librarian.
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).