Dairy science: DASC 4984

This Virginia Tech guide has been created to highlight resources most commonly used by those studying the following aspects of dairy science: nutrition, physiology, lactation, genetics, reproduction, and the business of dairy enterprise management.


This guide includes the in-class worksheet that is used in APSC 4004 as well as two other worksheets and videos help you conduct research about your topic in order to find, use, and incorporate appropriate sources for your course projects.

In-class Worksheets and Activities

Topic Development

This worksheet includes:

  • Developing a topic
  • Creating research questions
  • Generating keywords
  • Creating search statements
  • Selecting a database to search
  • Searching for information (recording results)

Citation Activity

Click on your group's respective assigned Google Doc and submit the in-text citation and citation assigned your summary there.

Group 1 Document

Group 1 Citation Style (Journal of Dairy Science)

Group 2 Document

Group 2 Citation Style (Equine Veterinary Journal)

Group 3 Document

Group 3 Citation Style (Livestock Science)

Additional Worksheets to Help with your Research (not used in class)

Helpful Videos

About Peer Review

Defining Types of Scholarly Articles

Incorporating Sources into your Paper

Why We Cite

A Comment on Common Knowledge