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GEOL 095: The Blue Planet (Fall 2017)

Resources for Your Term Paper Assignment

The goal of this assignment is to learn more about a controversial or popular topic in oceanography and engage in the college-level research process along the way.

There are six aspects to this class guide:

  1. How to evaluate information, including websites, for credibility.
  2. How to recognize and evaluate different types of articles.
  3. Where to find background information to help you choose your topic.
  4. Suggested resources to find scholarly information on your chosen paper topic.
  5. How to cite (give credit to) your sources, what is an annotated bibliography, and how do you make one?


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