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ENG 102: English Comp (Szal): Environment

Finding Environment Topics with Opposing Viewpoints

Click on the Browse Issues link.

Screenshot of Opposing Viewpoints homepage with Browse Issues link circled

 

 

On the Topics drop down menu, select Energy and Environmentalism.

Screenshot of Browse Issues page with Energy and Environmentalism link circled

 

 

Click on any of these topics to see a topic page with an overview and relevant articles.

Searching EBSCO and Gale Databases

Enter key words related to your topic in the database search windows.

EBSCO search screen with "rehabilitation" and "crime prevention" entered as search terms

 

Refine your results list to find exactly what you are looking for. Select Full Text to limit your list to full articles.

screenshot of EBSCO limiters with full text and scholarly options selected

 

As you research, make sure you keep track of the source information for each article. You'll need this for your citations!

screenshot of EBSCO record page

 

Keywords

Identify the key concepts of your research topic. Spend a few minutes brainstorming synonyms and related words for each of these concepts. Use different combinations of these keywords to search the databases for relevant articles.

Getting Started with Research

Search the database(s) listed next to each topic using the suggested search terms to find relevant sources.

  • What is the intersection of science, economics, and ethics?  Which factor is the most important? Opposing Viewpoints: “US economy”; Science in Context: “Science Ethics”
  • Will Flint Michigan be followed by other cities? Opposing Viewpoints: “Flint water crisis”
  • What are the root causes and possible solutions for Flint? Opposing Viewpoints: “Flint water crisis”
  • Are natural catastrophes the new normal? Opposing Viewpoints: “natural disasters”; Science in Context: search for specific disaster
  • Is it too late to make environmental changes? Science in Context or Opposing Viewpoints: global warming and climate change” Opposing Viewpoints: “conservation”
  • What can be done about deforestation and how important is it to do something? Science in Context or Opposing Viewpoints: “deforestation”
  • What can be done about coral reefs and how important is it to do something? Science in Context: “coral reefs”
  • How should we deal with the reality of climate change (adaptation)? Science in Context or Opposing Viewpoints: global warming and climate change”
  • Is it possible to reduce our vulnerability to climate change?  Science in Context or Opposing Viewpoints: global warming and climate change”
  • Is preparing for or preventing natural disasters the answer? Opposing Viewpoints: “natural disasters”; Science in Context: search for a specific type of disaster (floods, hurricanes, etc)
  • What is the role of regulation in climate concerns? Science in Context or Opposing Viewpoints: global warming and climate change”
  • What have we learned from Puerto Rico? Opposing Viewpoints - US-Puerto Rico Relations; Science in Context: “hurricanes”
  • What did we learn from Katrina? (Anything?) Opposing Viewpoints: “natural disasters”
  • What is the condition of our infrastructure? Opposing Viewpoints: “Transportation Infrastructure”, “US Economy”
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