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Field and Natural History - BNR 161 - Scott

LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

Research Strategy

1. Select your topic and identify keywords or concepts using Google or Google Scholar.

Examples include:

  • Fire ecology glade Missouri
  • Oak hickory forest dynamics
  • Pond and stream water quality
  • Soil properties 

2. Using keywords or concepts, search for books and journal articles

3. Refine and repeat your searches with additional keywords or concepts as you find them

Examples include:

  • Scientific names
  • Synonyms
  • Alternative spellings
  • Abbreviations
  • Acronyms

4. Search for websites