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For The Masses:
This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.
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Harpy eagle head study
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- Affection – nose-pushing; touching with forepaw; jaw-wrestling; cheek rubbing; facial licking
- Afraid – wolf tries to make their body smaller; ears flat on the head; tail tucked between the legs; arched back; whines or makes short, sharp barks; runs away with its tail between its legs
- Angry – ears erect; fur bristles; lips up and curled back to reveal incisors; snarls; wolf crouches as it prepares to attack; tail held stiffly and horizontally
- Calm – tail points straight down; wolf sits or lays down on its side; wags tail slightly
- Dominant – wolf stands tall; ears erect and forward; fur bristles; tail held vertically; stares at submissive wolves; may bark and growl. Asserting dominance: dominant wolf will bite the neck of the inferior wolf and hold it for a moment or bite the snout of the inferior wolf
- Happy – tail wags slightly; tongue lolls out of mouth
- Nervous – wolf narrows eyes; ears flat against the head; tail is parallel to the ground
- Playful – tail is high and wags; wolf frolics around; may lay low while holding the rear high in a manner reminiscent of domestic dogs; littermates may bite each others’ jaws
- Active submission: body is lowered; lips and ears drawn back; tongue thrust in and out of the mouth rapidly; tail placed down or between the legs; muzzle points toward dominant animal; submissive wolf may lick the muzzle of the dominant wolf; the more the back arches and the tail tucks, the more submissive the wolf is; sometimes used as a form of greeting
- Passive submission: wolf rolls on its back to expose throat and belly; paws drawn into the body; wolf whimpers
Check out the International Wolf Center on YouTube for some really great videos.
I believed this would be beneficial for people researching for school papers, in college, for writing, and so on. This guide is mainly directed towards people who can access a College or University’s library systems because that is what I am most familiar with. However, this should help other people in a few places.
The basic steps of research are:
- choose a topic
- narrow your focus within that topic
- choose your thesis (if your thesis was not given as part of your assignment)
When you have a subject to research, then you can begin.
The above images describe how to run an efficient google search, and how to read Library of Congress system call numbers. When attempting to find a book within a research or university library in the United States, knowing the general set-up of the LOC system is invaluable.
- Research project calculator - for determining the amount of time needed for a project.
- Purdue Owl Writing Lab — an invaluable resource on citations, research, resume/CV writing, subject specific writing, etc.
- How to search JStor | JStor
- UCLA Library Guides
- The Met’s Timeline of Art History
- ASU Library terms guide | Other Guides
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Citation Machine | BibMe
- CIA World Fact Book
- Bibliofind for Out of Print Books
- Smithsonian Libraries
- National Library of Medicine
- National Archives
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
- Gallup Poll
- Pew Research Center
- Academic Search Premier
- Asianhistory Resources page
- Writing a Thesis Statement - UNC
- Google Scholar
- Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly 1 | 2 | 3
- Finding Academic Articles
- Buying Cheaper Textbooks
- The CRAAP test
- Free History Books
- The Met Full Texts online
- Library of Congress | E-Resources
When in doubt: Ask a Librarian. Having worked within a Library’s special collections & archives, I’ve both helped people find some pretty obscure things, and asked other librarians for help on equally obscure research. Librarians are trained to be able to help people research, find, and retrieve information. Their degrees are library and information sciences — and many academic librarians are specialized. They are familiar with things you may not be — finding things on microfilm, or special collections works, finding obscure keywords, running a variety of database searches, etc.
If something cannot be found through your institution’s library, check the ILL (Interlibrary Loan - info here)
This is an incomplete guide, but a nice starting point.