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ESS 205 -- Introduction to Physical Geology (Spring 2020): Selecting a Topic

Getting Started

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Subject Specific Encyclopedias

A good encyclopedia can provide beginning researchers with the following:

  • an overview of a topic and its various aspects
  • the vocabulary associated with the topic
  • the names of important people, companies or places,
  • a bibliography to lead to other relevant items on the topic, including major studies, books, articles and researchers.

Some good examples are:

Topic Selection and Background Information