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 www.mjc.edu, 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).
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).