Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 81

The problem you are having is not really something that can be taken care of properly through e-mail. I strongly suggest that you come in to the library and talk to a librarian at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton. The librarian can help to clarify exactly what you are searching for and suggest search strategies. I'm not surprised that you've been frustrated. Based on your description of your topic, you're not likely to find that kind of information in peer reviewed journals. Peer reviewed materials are always researched-based articles. You'll find things about rabbits as experimental animals, the biology of rabbits, medical uses of rabbits, etc. People writing about keeping rabbits as pets or the care and feeding of rabbits are going to be publishing in general magazines, trade magazines or other consumer-based publications. These are generally not peer reviewed items. Are you writing a paper for a particular class and are you required to use peer reviewed materials? If you are, you may want to discuss the topic with your professor to make sure that it is appropriate for the research assignement. You may need to modify your topic so that you can use peer reviewed material. In any case, a librarian can work with you to help clarify your topic and help create searches that can get you to what you need.

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