Climate Change and Global Warming
WVSS Library Website: http://www.sd45slc.ca/
WVSS Library catalogue: http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/
Noodle Tools: http://www.noodletools.com/
Starting your research
1. Open a Noodle Tools project for this assignment.
Use APA or MLA style and Advanced setting for your bibliography.
Keep track of your sources as you go.
You may want to use Noodle Tools Note Cards and Outlining features to help organize your notes as well.
2. Find a variety of good-quality sources for your research
A selection of books have been set aside for you on the reserve cart.
Cite these as a print book.
General Reference Encyclopedias: WorldBook, Britannica, Encyclopedia of Canada
Cite these as reference sources that you got from a database.
Databases accessed via the library webpage.
(Passwords required for home use – see Orange bookmark)
Determine the type of source and indicate that you found it on a database in your citation.
Greenr is a Database focusing on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources.
Click on the energy icon for a list of alternative energy sources.
Canadian points of View Reference Centre (EBSCO)
Go to the databases page of the WVSS library website. Look under EBSCO for Canadian Points of View. Under browse by category select environment and then climate change.
This resource contains point and counterpoint arguments on the topic plus a guide to critical analysis.
Global Issues in Context (GALE)
Select the Global Issues in Context Database from the Gale list on the library database webpage.
Select browse issues and topics. Select Global Warming or Climate Change headings.
The search will produce an overview of the issue as well as numerous links to other sources.
Be sure to assess the quality and credibility of websites that you find online. Consider who wrote it and what their credentials are.
Find information from all stakeholder groups; Government, non government and industry.
Consider limiting your searches to certain domains. (.edu. .gc.ca etc)
Government of Canada
Search for government of Canada resources by using : .gc.ca after your search term to find;
Canada’s Action on Climate Change
Further limit your search to specific government ministries to find the consequences for that sector.
For example search :.agr.gc.ca to get to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s website on the Impact of Climate change on Canadian Agriculture. http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/science-and-innovation/agricultural-practices/climate/future-outlook/impact-of-climate-change-on-canadian-agriculture/?id=1329321987305
Health Canada has information on the impacts of climate change on health: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/climat/index-eng.php
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (site archived in 2017)
NASA Climate Change Website: https://climate.nasa.gov/
NASA Climate Change for Kids: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: Impact of Climate Change on Human Health https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/
For an international perspective, look at the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Try searching with (:.org) for non governmental groups including environmental and industry groups
Be sure to check out who the source is: try About us links to find out their perspective or bias.
For example, Food Secure Canada is a organization working for food security.
The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers website: http://www.sfmcanada.org/en/canada-s-forests/forests-and-climate-change
David Suzuki Foundation - Climate Solutions
Greenpeace- Climate Action
Look at the perspective of industry sources as well. For example the Canadian Association of Petroleum producers website. http://www.capp.ca/responsible-development/air-and-climate
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Newsroom:
CBC, The Nature of Things
CBC News: Climate Change in B.C. Here's how 2050 could look