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APSC 4004: Issues in animal science

Note this guide is to be used as a starting point to find materials for your topic, and should not be mistaken as an all inclusive list of resources

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Peer review

Addison catalog searching

Keywords: broad/general terms found anywhere in the record; use as starting point to find information, then move to subject searches based on items returned of interest in your search.
Type terms in order of importance (e.g. watershed resources instead of resources watershed)

Subject headings (specific classifications given to materials about their subject area):

General:Focused:
PesticidesHerbicides -- Application
Water rightsIrrigation
Animal industryFactory farms
Land useZoning law -- United States
AntibioticsAntibiotics in Animal Nutrition

Finding background and other reference sources

Animal and food related topics
Land and Water topics

If the above are not related to your topic, try searching Addison for one of your key terms (or over-arching terms) with "encyclopedia" or "handbook" (minus the quotation marks) to find a general starting point.

If you're still not sure where to go, contact Kiri for more assistance.

Recommended databases to search

General & news sources
Agriculture
Life sciences
Health
Business
Social sciences (education, ethics, and policy)

Writing your paper

Understanding paraphrasing
Citing your sources

Need more help?


  •     Kiri Goldbeck DeBose
  • Kyrille K Goldbeck DeBose
  • College Librarian for Natural Resources and Environment and Animal Sciences
  • (540) 231-0495
  • (540) 231-0419 (Cheatham Hall office)
  • kdebose@vt.edu
  • 310 West Campus Drive, Cheatham Hall Room 315B
    560 Drillfield Drive, Newman Library Room 4005
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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