Note: Not all plants have information available in all of these areas. Your goal is to find information you will need to develop a compelling topic and thesis for your project. You will need to report on at least 10 sources (total) for this assignment. However, you might want to add more as the more references you find now the easier it will be to complete future assignments.
Authors in form of: last name, first initial middle initial & last name, first initial middle initial). (year). Title. Source, issue, page number.
DOI Details on APA style can be found here: http://www.apastyle.org, or on the AGRI 116 libguide pages.
What information does the source add to your understanding of each aspect of the plant? 2-3 sentences.
You may want to mention the location and profession of the author(s) and how this impacts the article. Mention how this will affect your own credibility when writing.
Choosing a topic can be one of the most difficult parts of the research process. Remember that research is fluid; your topic will adapt, and even completely change, as you do your research!
This short video [3:11] from North Carolina State University gives some great advice on choosing a research topic.
Forgot what we discussed during our library session? Don't fret, in addition to this research guide, you can find more information in the library handout.