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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 Fall 2021 Project

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, 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.


Explore Topics

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)

Scaffolding Your Research

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