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Resources for papers and Tips
This guide will help you identify scholarly resources for your work on the optional paper.
Students working on the paper can come see me individually or as a group. I'm at x5003 or reachable using the email link to the right.
To write a good paper, it is critical for you to find reliable information sources. This takes some time and patience but makes writing a focused, engaging paper much more easy and efficient. Save time by front-ending your literature searching before starting in on the paper!
Tip: early in your research, write an abstract (summary) and outline. Make sure the abstract contains your thesis statement. Then keep refining all these as you get further into the research and writing. Keeping an "up to the moment" abstract as you write is a great way to keep your focus on the big picture
PAGES IN THIS LIBRARY GUIDE:
- Tutorials provides an overview of searching databases and finding background information, including review articles
- Reference Resources provides resources helpful if you need to find the meaning of scientific terms
- Find Scholarly Articles identifies some databases you can use to locate articles
- Write your paper: citing and plagiarism gives links to footnoting information and how to avoid plagiarism
, Earth & Environmental Sciences
, Environmental Studies
, Science, Technology, & Society