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EESC24 Advanced Readings in Environmental Science

Welcome to the research guide for EESC24. This guide will help you become familiar with different types scholarly information resources for environmental science research.

Effective web searching

There is no control over the content that is published on the internet.

We recommend you become familiar with strategies to effectively evaluate the information you find while searching the web.

Evaluate your sources!

Search Google

Before searching Google, take a look at these websites to learn some useful web search tips:

Google Web Search

Decoding Domains

Commonly recognized top-level domains:

  • .edu = educational site (usually a university or college)
  • .com = commercial business site
  • .gov = U.S. governmental/non-military site
  • .mil = U.S. military sites and agencies
  • .net = networks, internet service providers, organizations
  • .org = U.S. non-profit organizations and others

Examples of Internet country code top-level domains:

  • .ca = Canadian site
  • .uk = United Kingdom site
  • .in = Indian site