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NRM 101

Find resources for your Article Online Presentation assignment!

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Reputable Titles

A small selection of titles where you might find articles. There are many more options, so reach out to a librarian for help! Scroll down to see news and magazine databases (big collections of stuff where you can search by keyword or topic).

For more information about news and popular press sources and to find additional titles, check out our News Sources Guide. 

News and Magazine Databases

Databases are large collections of publications. These library databases focus on news, magazines, and popular press publications. 

search in databases or publications to find articles

Assignment Instructions

Find an article relating to a current wildlife or environmental issue in the popular press.

This should be a specific issue, such as effects of some practice on an endangered species, rather than a broad topic, such as species extinction in general, which I cover in class. You may use newspapers such as the New York Times, weekly news magazines such as Time or Newsweek, or periodicals such as National Geographic. Only use mainstream media sources; IF you use material from a mainstream source’s internet site, you are responsible for ensuring that there is enough information for a 4-6 minute online presentation. You may also consider using Google or another News search engine to find online articles.

Review the article and prepare a 4-6 minute online presentation for the class via Canvas Studio. The presentation should be a concise and powerful distillation of the point of the article. Some additional research of other literature may be necessary to “fill out” some of the content areas. Your presentation should be as objective and fair as possible; avoid biased information.

An example of a list of key points may look something like this:

  • The West Tennessee Marsh Bat is indigenous to Weakley and Henry Counties in TN.
  • It was listed as federally endangered in 2009; there are currently approximately 600 remaining.
  • They depend on hollow living trees along rivers for roosts.
  • Channelization has destroyed this habitat; TWRA is restoring river meanders to correct this.
  • It is unknown if the habitat can be restored quickly enough to save the species.