Table of Contents
Class textbook (available online!)
Selected Searchworks Subject Terms
The following are some reference sources that you can use to find background information on your topic as well as other references.
Databases, Encyclopedias, Newspapers and More
Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas. The following are some databases that focus on environmental topics.
Major Reference Works and Encyclopedias
Opinion Sources & Blogs
Find Both Sides of an Issue (Opposing Viewpoints)
There are several solid resources that can help you find both sides of an issue. Here are some places to go to find background data and references for more information used in debating many topics:
- Debatabase books (2009 and 2003 respectively)
- Opposing Viewpoints (limits to those in Green, mostly in the Information Center (IC))
- National debate topic for high schools: Each year the NFHS Speech, Debate & Theatre Association selects a subject focusing on current public policy debates of the day. These topics are then compiled by the Librarian of Congress. These compilations offer great pro&con resources on a wide variety of topics. They are published as Senate documents in the United States Serial Set pursuant to 44 U.S. CODE SECTION 1333.
There are several ways to access these publications. You can search in searchworks for title "national debate topic for high schools." You can also search in the subscription database Proquest Congressional Publications for "national debate topic for high schools" for online access.
A list of resources to assist with writing and publishing for Earth Sciences.
PRINT ONLY. Coming to the aid of all those wishing to improve the quality of their scientific writing -- established researchers and aspiring students alike -- three experienced authors/scientists from differing backgrounds and cultures have compiled this classic guide.
PRINT ONLY. Instruction concerning the rules and styles of writing and speaking are addressed in relation to technical concerns specific to the Earth sciences, illustrating the importance of effective communication in geologic investigations. The book includes guidance on how to write an effective research paper, and the creation of PowerPoints, posters, a thesis, funding proposals, and more is covered in detail.
PRINT ONLY. This introduction to writing, editing, and printing will help students and scientists cope with a process that many dread - the process that starts with a decision to write something for publication.
ONLINE. This guide provides a framework, starting from simple statements, for writing papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals.