Use the databases listed below to find articles on the organisms you've selected.
Because scholarly articles tend to focus on a very specific aspect of a topic, these articles will likely be best for finding more detailed information on unique characteristics.
If you only want to find scholarly journal articles, be sure to check a box titled "refereed" or "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" journals.
Select the most important 2-3 ideas related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
bear AND hibernation
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words).
"Ursus arctos" AND hibernation
Use the asterisk (*) to truncate a word; this tells the database to look for all words that have the same base. In the example below, search results would include hibernate, hibernates, hibernating, hibernation, etc.
"Ursus arctos"AND hibernat*