"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!)
- air pollution
- carbon monoxide
- indoor pollution
- parasites: dysentary or giardia
- Environmental Protection Agency (use the search box, and try searching phrases like "acid rain" AND health
- acid rain
- vehicle emissions
- 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 *