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Geog347 Climate Change: Find Articles

This guide supports Geog347: Environmental Alteration and serves as a topic guide to Global Warming.

Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change is a monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the science of climate change, its impacts and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.

Document Types

Abstract: a concise summary of a study

Article: a primary source reporting the results of a study

Review: a synthesis and analysis of peer-reviewed articles all pertaining to the same topic.  Also called Literarure Review, these are extremely important sources when starting out on a topic.  A good review will effectively lay out the state of knowledge on a topic and describe the seminal works in the topic.

Book Review: a review of a scholarly book, not the same thing as a literature review.

Conference Proceeding: an article (or sometimes just the abstract) that is the essential text of a paper that was presented at a scholarly conference.  Papers presented at scholarly conferences are considered peer-reviewed.

Government Document: a monograph, article, map, survey, hearing, etc. produced as a consequence of the activity of a division of the  federal or state government. Produced by professionals in the field, these are not technically peer-reviewed but are authoritative due to the nature of the publication.

Magazine: a publication issued for profit aimed at a popular audience. It will contain contain advertising and an editorial point of view. Articles are written by journalists and some journalists or writers are considered very authoritative.

Newspaper Article: topical coverage of an issue or event written for a general audience by journalists. Some newspapers and journalists are very prestigious.  Newspaper articles are helpful to get an "on the ground" view of an event or issue.

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