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This course guide provides information to support and supplement what is covered in the RNG 213 library session.

Types of Sources

Below are some guides by other libraries about the different types of sources.

Peer Review and Original Research

See the following library guides for information about peer review and original research:

Example original research article: 

Louhaichi, M., Gammon, M., Ben Salem, F., & Ouled Belgacem, A. (2021). Rangeland biodiversity and climate variability: Supporting the need for flexible grazing management. Sustainability, (13), 7124.

Example of peer reviewer comments on an original research article:

Peer review record [Peer review of the article Rangeland biodiversity and climate variability: Supporting the need for flexible grazing management]. (2021). Sustainability, (13), 7124.

Finding Articles

Range Science Databases

Help Finding Articles

See some of the library guides related to finding articles:

Remember to look for the Search @ NDSU button in the library databases. Clicking that button will open a new tab/window that will search the library records to see if the library has access to that article. 

If the library does not have access to the article, you can request it, for free, through Interlibrary Loan. For more information, see:

In-Class Activities

Go to and enter code #Z751

Work in pairs or groups to review each of the following sources. Answer the following questions for each source:

  1. What type of source is it?
  2. Is it peer reviewed?

Submit responses on this Google Form:

The form includes links to each source, but you may also view a list of all the sources in this Google Doc.

First we will do an in-class example together.

Next, you will practice developing keywords for your own research topic/question. Below are two templates you can work from, or use whatever method works for you.

Finally, submit your research question, main concepts, and synonyms and related words on this Google Form.

Agricultural Sciences Librarian

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