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EVST 230: Biodiversity: Home

What's in this Guide?

This guide will help you begin the research process in EVST 230 by providing guidance in finding, evaluating, and using a variety of information sources available through Armacost Library collections and beyond.

Use the tabs above to learn more about:

  • Finding books
  • Finding articles (scholarly journal articles, and popular magazine & newspaper articles
  • Making use of information sources in your academic work
  • Tools for citing your sources properly


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Your Assignment -- The Basics

  • Worth 100 points
  • Preps you for a Group Project (additional 150 points)
  • Worth 25% of grade combined
  • 5-7 pages
  • Deadlines

Your Assignment -- Read Between the Lines

Why? To inform and influence

How? Through written and oral proposals

What? Case study of a conservation effort or a location

"A case study, in the context of environmental issues, involves close examination of an actual environmental problem or issue, commonly involving a decision, a challenge, or an opportunity faced by individuals, an organization, or a community or society at large." Case studies have been "proven to be an effective tool to assist environmental professional[s] in developing effective recommendations and policy prescriptions." 


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