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Credible Sources on the Web
This resource searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results. .gov is a domain available only to governmental entities.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Investigate environmental topics and regulatory information (by business sectors) as identified by the EPA.
New York Times: Create Your Account
Use your Lone Star email address to create an account via this link. Once you've made an account, you can go straight to the regular NYT site (nytimes.com) and log in as if you were a paying subscriber.
Articles of Interest
Just a sampling of the information you will find using the NYT and other library resources.
2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures
Jan 13, 2020 article from the Climate Team of reporters at the New York Times
One Thing We Can Do: Fix Recycling
As you read NYT articles notice how the journalist will reference scholars, related organizations and resources within the narrative of the story. Not the academic method for references, however, it is very helpful to evaluate the creditability of the information and a way to track down additional information. This article refers to working with the legislature on recycling. Sounds a bit like this assignment!
Environmental Rules Rollback
Article from NYT (12/21/19)
58 rollbacks completed
37 rollback in process
Evaluate the Web
Critically evaluate information you find on the Internet. Consider the 5 W's:
- Who wrote the web pages and are they an authority?
- What is the purpose of the site. Look to the domain for a clue about purpose (.gov,.com, .edu)
- When was the site created and updated? Current?
- Where does the information come from? (publisher or sponsor)
- Why is this information useful - is it relevant to my research?
Google Scholar Guide
Google Scholar is another search tool for locating scholarly content. This guide will explain how to adjust the settings to find links to LSC content and use GS in more depth.
Click on this link to start Google Scholar