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In need of scientific resources!

So I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am currently taking a writing class that has assigned an APA formatted informative piece on a topic of our choosing but the catch being that there has to be a misconception about the topic and you need to inform the reader of the contrary.

Being obsessed with aquariums and all, I've decided to write on the topic assuming the misconception that people have of just buying a bowl, adding water and a goldfish and you'll be fine. To all of our knowledge here on these forums, this isn't the case and quite a bit of chemistry is involved and maintaing proper conditions isn't as easy as it's made out to be.

So, getting to the point, I need valid sources to pull research from and I currently have a couple but need a bit more. They can be an article of any type but preferably from an established magazine, thesis papers, or any .edu sources.

I hope you guys can refer me to some great info and look forward to hearing any feedback!
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I use google scholar a good amount for my research papers.

Here's just a simple search. You can type in whatever into the search barhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=...&as_sdt=0%2C29
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I use google scholar a good amount for my research papers.

Here's just a simple search. You can type in whatever into the search barhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=...&as_sdt=0%2C29
I can't believe I never knew this existed, thank you SO much for this.
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When you use google scholar, you will see a "cite" in blue under the links and click on those, then copy and paste those to your list of references.




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Google scholar is a neat thing to remember! This is the first I have heard of it. One of the members here has one of the "papers" listed there. (Probably more, but I quickly found one.)

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OP, I am going to make your life so much easier (GRINS) use this website to build your Bib-be sure and select "APA formatting".

http://www.bibme.org/
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The first two papers in this link are about the identification of the correct species of bacteria that are so critical to the nitrogen cycle.
http://www.timhovanec.com/Publicatio...ficPapers.html

Here is a place (University of Florida) that has tons of papers on all manor of fish related subjects from beginner to very advanced. You will have to figure out which apply to your work.
http://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/publications.htm
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The first two papers in this link are about the identification of the correct species of bacteria that are so critical to the nitrogen cycle.
http://www.timhovanec.com/Publicatio...ficPapers.html

Here is a place (University of Florida) that has tons of papers on all manor of fish related subjects from beginner to very advanced. You will have to figure out which apply to your work.
http://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/publications.htm
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OP, I am going to make your life so much easier (GRINS) use this website to build your Bib-be sure and select "APA formatting".

http://www.bibme.org/
Wow, that's just simply amazing.
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That site got me through tons of papers in nursing school
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