BI 110 Climate Change

Finding your summary articles and background information

Search Statements - Finding Search Terms
Example Search Statement

Research Material Types 
   Reference Materials
   Science Indexes and Full text Databases

Evaluating your sources
What are Peer Reviewed Research Journals (checklist) / Review articles
What is the publication's audience?: professional / scholarly / popular 
Author: Who is the author? What is the their affiliation?

Browse These Journals Online for topic ideas:

American Scientist
E - The Environmental Magazine
Ecological Applications

Environmental Science & Technology
International Journal of Climatology
Journal of Climate
National Wildlife
New Scientist
New York Times
Science News
Scientific American
Quarterly Review of Biology
Urban Climate


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
harlequin tree frogs
Polar bears

Extreme Heat

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

Flora 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


Use the Subject Page to choose a science discipline (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine)
 - Use the Discovery Search or a specific database to research your topicto choose a science discipline (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine) - Use the Quick Search or a specific database to research your topic



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