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Earth Systems Science 100 (O'Day): Welcome!

Environmental Chemistry in Natural Sciences

UC Merced Library

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Your Assignment

 Develop a case study (technical report) of no more than 5 single-spaced pages, based on one of these topics:

  • Rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, ocean acidification, and terrestrial responses
  • Impacts of legacy mining in developed countries, and of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries
  • Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), petroleum recovery, and environmental impacts of carbon-based fuels

Include references (not counted in the page limit).

Learning Outcomes for Today's Library Session

By the end of this class you will be able to:

  • Narrow and manage your topic
  • Use library databases and eBooks to find relevant information for your assignment
  • Use tools to cite your sources
  • Access full text using UC-eLinks
  • Use Interlibrary Loan
  • Find a known item using a citation

Which of these library databases have you used the most?

Which of these library databases have you used the most?
Web of Science: 2 votes (8.7%)
CHEMnetBASE: 0 votes (0%)
SciFinder Scholar: 2 votes (8.7%)
Google Scholar: 15 votes (65.22%)
Haven't used library databases: 4 votes (17.39%)
Total Votes: 23

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