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IGED 280/ENSC 460: Climate Change and Carbon Reduction: Home

Finding Scholarly Articles

Other Databases

These databases do not combile scholarly, peer reviewed articles. However, they may have information that could prove useful in addition to your required scholarly sources.

Keyword Searching

The databases require Keyword Searching. Use this worksheet to help you come up with keywords and synonyms for your search.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is an important step in the research process.

The CRAAP test can be a useful for evaluating sources. It asks you to consider a source's Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

CRAAP Test Worksheet and Rubric

Brainstorming

To help develop a focused research question from a broad topic, students are asked to consider the questions in the quadrant below. 

What? 

  • What is your topic? What other issues/events are similar or related to your topic? 

Who? 

  • Who is affected by your topic? Who is involved?

How? 

  • How does your topic impact society, culture, politics, economics? 

Why? 

  • Why does this topic matter to you? Why should it matter to others? 

For a PDF of the question quadrant, click here.

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