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Finding a Topic

Explore these sites to find possible Environmental Science topics.

Do Your Presearch!

Often you will need to gather some background information on your topic before you decide on a narrower focus.  Ask yourself:
  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to find out?
  • What information would help me answer my questions?
Initially, you may want to read some general resources to gain a better understanding of your topic.  Then, you can narrow your search by asking yourself:
  • What keywords can I use to search?
  • What synonyms, broader or narrower terms, or related ideas could I use?
  • Will proper names (people or places) focus my search?

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Visual Resources

Look for images that are meaningful and add value to your thinking.  Consider infographics, charts, graphs, or diagrams.  We have several outstanding books with infographics on environmental issues. If you search google, make sure you limit your search to an Image Search and check for a credible source.