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Hey, I'm currently going to school for my undergrad degree, but I want to pursue a graduate degree that emphasizes ethology. I was wondering if you have any tips on how to search for literature regarding it? I can dig up articles easily, but when it comes to books I find I'm having more trouble.


My strategy (aside from the occasional browse of other people’s rec lists) is just to go to the library/online book search or whatever and just pick out any book on animal behavior that looks interesting. You don’t always end up reading credible ones, but the more widely you read, the more you’ll be able to recognize what’s good scientific writing and what’s not.

…Honestly, that’s kind of my main advice about reading scientific papers, too; you have to read a lot of them to start being able to read them, if that makes sense.

Basically just read EVERYTHING.


Thank you, John Oliver, for taking down the “she’s someone’s daughter/sister/mother” thing at the root. I get the intention behind it is not bad, but seriously-my value as a human should not be defined by how my being hurt would affect my father, brother, or male partner. It should be defined by how it would affect ME. I am someone with worth and value independent of the men in my life, as are all women. We are not tangential sub-people who only exist as we are related to me, we are people. Full stop.