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Environmental Issues: Start Here

Helpful links in completing the Biology Hot Topics lab.

About this Guide

On these pages you will find information to help with your project/paper on Environmental Issues. Browse through the content on the left navigation bar to access relevant information on your topic.  Having difficulty?  Call the Library Reference Desk: 408-741-2029, or schedule a library and appointment for a research consultation.

 

Explore Topics

Visit databases below to explore topics. They contain short articles on important topics in the news.  Remember to select a topic that can be developed as a pro/con argument.  Have your Student ID handy:

  • Facts on File
    • Choose "Issues & Controversies"  or "Today's Science" once you are logged in. Issues and Controversies will have more pro/con documents whereas Today's Science will have more general reports on topics in biology.
    • Search your topic using a broad term (i.e. "greenhouse gases")
    • Explore the results list making sure to check the date of the report--don't use something over 5-7 years old
    • Read the report and look at the bibliography near the end of the report for more sources.
  • CQ Researcher
    • Search your topic using a broad term (i.e. "climate change")
    • Explore the results list making sure to check the date of the report--don't use something over 5-7 years old
    • Read the report and look at the bibiography near the end of the report for more sources.

Modern Environmental Movement