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ENGL 165 Arrizon - Climate Change: Resources for Research

Cast a wide net - or focus on specific topic?

Where to look for information depends on what type of source best suits your need.

  • Is the topic unfamiliar to you, are you unsure where to start? Get an overview - and learn what keywords to search - by looking in an encyclopedia.
  • Do you want to see if there's a lot available on your topic? Use Super Search to pull up newspapers, magazine or scholarly articles, books or ebooks all at once. 
  • Are you looking for a topic that is complex, or has a lot of different aspects? Look for books and ebooks using the Peninsula Libraries catalog.
  • To find events, statements by important people, announcements about policies or studies - look in newspapers or video documentaries
  • To find scholarly research or analysis - look in an academic database.
  • Looking for pro and con arguments? Use the Opposing Viewpoints database, or search for editorials.
  • Looking for data? Try Statista too.

See below for links to these sources. If this feels like too much to choose from, or if you have any questions, Ask a Librarian!

Super Search - articles, books, films, etc.

Books and online ebooks

The Peninsula Library System Catalog includes books from libraries throughout San Mateo County.  To search only for books at Cañada,under location select Cañada.

To request books from other libraries, place a Hold.  You will be asked to enter your library card number and PIN.  The book will be sent to Cañada in 3-5 days.

News reports and documentaries

Opposing Viewpoints

Statistics

Specialized Encyclopedias

 

What about Wikipedia? While sometimes controversial, Wikipedia entries can be great places to start - so long as you don't stop there. More information about how to use this source responsibly is under the tab for Wikipedia!?! .

General One File - journals, magazines, and news

Academic Search Complete

ProQuest Natural Science Collection

JSTOR