When you first start your research, you'll start out finding background information. Jot down any helpful terms that you can later use in the library databases to find scholarly articles.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Volume 12-16, Mammals) - Sign in with your CSUSM user ID and password to access this helpful encyclopedia. There are various entries on kangaroo rats and rodents.
Animal Diversity Web (Univ. of Michigan Museum of Zoology) - A great place to get natural history information of animals including geographic range, habitat, physical description, behaviors, and food habits.
Books are also a great source of background information. Search the Library Catalog to find background information on your topic. Use the "Discovery Search" to look for electronic items, or limit to "Books, Media, and More" to see what we have here at CSUSM.
- Limit to "Title" to find a particular magazine/book, such as "Scientific American" or "National Geographic".
Last Update: March 17, 2014 12:28