Part of the learning process is to consult sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and textbooks to understand the scientific terminology and concepts.
Pro Tip: Be on the lookout for words that the experts are using. Start with words you know, but then upgrade to better words that match the scientific terminology. Many specialized search tools are matching, not magically translating, the words you enter in a search box.
To find sources related to your experiments, identify terminology for your species (taxonomic, common) and the main categories of behaviors (foraging, feeding, social). Combine these words into a search that retrieves the most relevant sources. Also, try searches related to your hypothesis (native, invasive, urban, rural, etc.).
Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). See the Finding Books on the Shelf handout to locate books in the building. See the Requesting Clark Library / Summit Items handout to request books for delivery to the Service Desk for you to pick up.
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