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ENSP/CONS 490/BIOL 403: Conservation Practicum


This guide was created to help you do research for your Conservation Research Practicum course. Here you'll find resources and search strategies. If you're having any trouble finding what you're looking for, you can make a research appointment with a research librarian, chat us, come up to the desk and ask a question, or send us an email

Other Useful Resources

Research Log

Getting started on a longer term or larger group project? Research is a process and you'll want to keep a log of what you are doing so you don't reduplicate your work or miss steps or useful information. The research log below can help you with this.

Using the research log above (click File>Make a Copy), state your topic as a phrase or question, break it up into the main concepts you need to search, and think of keywords. Also think about what kind of information you need (background, peer-reviewed primary research articles, conference proceedings, foundation or think tank reports, etc).

Literature Review Overview

NCSU Libraries has a great overview of the literature review process in the video below.

Video: Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students