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AGRI 215 Agro-Ecosystems Field Course

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  • emily [dot] mackenzie [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7577
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Finding Background Information

Try a library subject guide for recommendations of background sources (such as encyclopedias and dictionaries) for your topic.

Finding Books

The best place to look for books on your topic is the Library Catalogue, called McGill WorldCat

Finding Articles

Recommended article databases:

Search tips

Boolean operator AND e.g. insect AND migration: will retrieve articles containing both words; this will decrease your search results
Boolean operator OR e.g. migration OR dispersal: will retrieve articles containing either (or both) words migration OR dispersal, this will increase your search results
Parentheses (...) e.g. insect AND (migration OR dispersal): will retrieve articles with the terms insect AND migration or articles with the terms insect AND dispersal
Phrase searching “___” e.g. "global warming": will retrieve articles containing the phrase global warming
Truncation */? e.g. dispers*: will retrieve articles containing the words disperse, disperses, dispersing, dispersal, etc.

Finding Other Information:

Citing Your Sources

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style, specifically the Name-Year format, is an example of an appropriate style to use in the sciences.

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