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ENVS 204: Intro to Soil Science: Home


This guide is a starting point for research  --  the tips and tools cover the tools for research in the sciences.

  • Seek a variety of sources
  • Evaluate and compare information sources for accuracy
  • Ask a librarian if you need help
  • Help other students by adding comments to this guide

Pre-Research Assignment

Before the library workshop: Search for and find one article or source related to a soil issue. 


Identifying Source Types

Watch this video to review the characteristics of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources:

Reading Scholarly Articles

Watch this video to understand how scholarly articles are structured and how to read them: