Effects of Climate Change

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Search Statements - Finding Search Terms
Example Search Statement
 

Research Material Types 
   Reference Materials
   Science Indexes and Full text Databases
   Internet Sources
  

Finding out  if/where the library has your journal article
Journal Finder - List of full text periodicals available in SMC Library
 

Evaluating your sources
What are Peer Reviewed Research Journals (checklist)
Evaluating Internet Sources     *****example site 
   

Browse These Journals Online for topic ideas:

American Scientist
Audubon
Bioscience
E - The Environmental Magazine
Ecological Applications
Ecological Monographs
Ecologist
Ecology
Environment
Environmental Science & Technology
Environmentalist
International Journal of Climatology
Journal of Climate
National Wildlife
Nature
New Scientist
New York Times
Science
Science News
Scientific American
Quarterly Review of Biology
Urban Climate
Wilderness
World Survey of Climatology
World Watch

 


Example Search Statement

The following simple search statement can be broken down to searchable terms.  Each term can be broken down to synonymous, broader, or narrower terms.  You will find terms as you progress in your research using Reference sources, citation records and journal articles.

Climate Change Impact on Plant/animal species/health/ecosystems

Climate Change Plant / Animal Species Health 
Global Warming
Greenhouse effects
Climate Modification
extinction
distribution
range
 
Frogs
harlequin tree frogs
Polar bears
trees
animals

Disease
Extreme Heat
Malaria   
Dengue                  

There can be many possible searches using the above terms in computer database searching. 
 
B. Reference Materials
Reference Materials for the Sciences
  • General Science Reference - Q section for print

AccessScience -  Climate Modification
Published by McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.  Excellent authoritative science articles authored by experts in their fields.  Includes dictionary and full length articles.  Excellent graphics useful for your presentations.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Life

Biology  (4 vol encyclopedia)

Credo Reference
Search Life Science encyclopedias and dictionaries

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America


  • Species Reference -  Q section for print

The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Fish
REF QL 616

Grizimeks Animal Encyclopedia
REF QL 3 .g7813

Atlas of North American Freshwater Fisheries
REF QL 625 .A84

Environmental Encyclopedia
REF GE10 .E3 2003 vol 1-2

Encyclopedia of animal behavior
REF QL750.3 .E53 2004

lora of North America
REF QK110 .F55 1993

Plants and their names : a concise dictionary
REF QK96 .P35 1995

More found browsing in the reference area

C. Science and Newspaper Databases

 

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