Welcome! This Library Guide was created in Spring 2017 for the Wildlife Techniques course (FWLD 125) taught by Professor Masse; it was last updated in Spring 2020. The information on this page and the tabs above are intended to help students find and properly cite credible sources for their research assignments. Students with limited previous experience using the library's search engine and databases are also encouraged to visit the "Tutorials" Library Guide for additional research tips.
The term paper for FWLD 125 is a literature review assignment intended to develop essential research skills including locating peer-reviewed journal articles, following the formatting conventions of the Journal of Wildlife Management citation style, and paraphrasing effectively as a means of avoiding plagiarism. The Literature Reviews will be completed collaboratively by groups of 2-3 students and will summarize information from a minimum of 20 refereed articles from scholarly journals.
More complete assignment details and a grading rubric are available on the instruction sheet made available by the course instructor.
This tutorial--created by North Carolina State University Libraries and shared via a Creative Commons license--provides a detailed overview of what is meant by "the Literature," different varieties of literature reviews, and the steps involved in completing one. Though the title of the video refers to graduate students, the content is also valuable to undergraduates working on literature reviews.