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JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources relevant to all subjects.
Web of Science
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Web of Science delivers access to scholarly works across the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Access is limited to on site unless you register for roaming access. Registration remains current for 6 months after which you must reregister.
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Access to this database is permitted only from school; no username and password necessary. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content which includes scientific, technical, and medical research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. There are three editions to Science Direct, currently we subscribe to the College Edition Journals Collection - Physical Sciences.
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Climate change: A status report
"Earth is warming. Globally, 2020 was the second-warmest year on record, with a mean temperature 1.2°C above the pre-industrial average. By that measure, this means we are already four-fifths of the way to the 1.5°C "safe" level to which the world committed to try to limit global warming. The culprits are carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and land use changes that reduce Earth's ability to draw down greenhouse gases ... "
Thinking Critically about Climate Change
"The article focuses on the impact of climate change on human beings. It mentions that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels cause greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, thereby causing global warming causing island nations and coastal cities to submerge into the sea ... "
Can the world kick its fossil-fuel addiction fast enough?
"Making sense of recent energy trends can seem like a high-stakes Rorschach test. Some experts see the boom in renewable energy and the shift away from coal in many countries as evidence that the world is beginning to turn a corner on global warming. Others see simply a continuing reliance on low-cost fossil fuels, slow governmental action and a rising risk of planetary meltdown ... "
The Causes of Climate Change
"Scientists attribute the global warming trend observed since the mid-20th century to the human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space ... "
Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
"Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years ... "
Search Engines and Databases for Science
Search Engines and Databases for Science
"CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research worldwide and deliver unrestricted access for all."
"PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine."
"arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,895,728 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv."
"ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations."
"For the science geek in everyone, Live Science breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet, while also digging up fascinating discoveries that hit on a broad range of fields, from dinosaurs and archaeology to wacky physics and astronomy to health and human behavior."
"The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that in just 10 years has become the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis."
Science Tech Daily
"Read daily science news articles for students, teachers, and researchers. Find the latest science news and interesting research articles."
"Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources ... Only content freely accessible to online readers is considered."
"On Google Books, you can read books and magazines, download them, cite them, and translate them. Some books are provided by publishers, while others are scanned as part of the Library Project." When you load a book, enter the keywords for the specific information you need in the Search in this book box. Although the entire book may not load, you may still be able to extract some relevant information.