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"Fact" (reference) sources

Your first step is to get an overview of your topic.  Start with at least one of these major websites.

  • Your notes should include facts, statistics, definitions, and descriptions of possible solutions.
  • Most/all of your notes should be PARAPHRASED:  put them in your own words!
  • Use Easybib to cite your source, and THEN start taking notes!
  • Centers for Disease Control (use the search box and/or menus!)
    • Lead
    • Dioxins
    • PCBs
    • air pollution
    • carbon monoxide
    • radon
    • asbestos
    • formaldehyde
    • indoor pollution
    • malnutrition
    • parasites: dysentary or giardia
    • homelessness
  • Environmental Protection Agency (use the search box, and try searching phrases like "acid rain" AND health
    • acid rain
    • pesticides
    • vehicle emissions
    • runoff
    • ozone layer
    • biodiversity or deforestation

To find more sources general, factual resources about your topic, also try:

  • Google search phrases like "water pollution" AND health
    • Remember to use "quotation marks" to search for a phrase 
    • Use the Boolean operator AND to search for multiple words or phrases
  • fact-focused search phrases like "water pollution" AND cancer AND percent* AND cause

    • remember the * is a wildcard that allows you to truncate a word and search for all words that begin with the letters before the *


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