GLY4241_Project1_S11 - GLY 4241 Project 1 - Spring 2011...

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GLY 4241 Project 1 - Spring 2011 LIBRARY REFERENCE PROJECT Retrieval of information about a topic is a very important part of the preparation of any academic paper and is an important part of a student’s education. In a field as diverse as environmental geochemistry, locating information can be particularly challenging. Sources may be technical or non-technical, depending on the objectives of the paper. Non-technical references may include newspaper articles, magazine articles, or similar writing prepared to appeal to a general audience. Semi-technical references may include encyclopedia articles, either in written or electronic formats, or semi-popular books. Technical references include journal articles, scholarly monographs, publications of technical meeting abstracts, government documentation, etc. ASSIGNMENT: For this assignment you are asked to perform a limited literature search on a topic of interest in environmental geochemistry. This search could be used for future projects, such as Directed Independent Study projects. This literature search does not need to be comprehensive. The objective is to obtain references from a variety of sources, thus demonstrating a mastery of the ability to use a reference library effectively. The type of references you locate will depend greatly on the topic you choose. Your specific assignment is as follows: 1. Define a topic. Your topic must be related the geochemical effects of Hurricane Katrina (2005), or to health problems related to those geochemical effects. It is suggested that you consult with the instructor before beginning your literature search, preferably by e-mailing your topic selection and a very short description of what you are looking for. 2. Use the resources of the FAU library to prepare a list of four to six references pertinent to your
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