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Global Geoscience Watch

Global Geoscience Watch - Users Guide Global Geoscience...

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User’s Guide: Global Geoscience Watch Detailed Contents Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 About Global Geoscience Watch .............................................................................................................................................. 2 About GREENR ......................................................................................................................................................................... 2 What are Portals? .................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Issues Portal ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Organization Portal ............................................................................................................................................................. 3 Country Portal ..................................................................................................................................................................... 3 How to Access Global Geoscience Watch and GREENR .................................................................................................................... 4 Accessing GREENR from Global Geoscience Watch ................................................................................................................... 4 About the “Global Geoscience Watch” Portals .............................................................................................................................. 5 A Sample Portal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Retrieving the Content ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 Overview Essay ................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Other Text-Based Content ................................................................................................................................................... 6 Multimedia Content ............................................................................................................................................................ 7 Portal Tools .............................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Marking Items ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Navigating Back to the “Global Geoscience Watch” Portal ....................................................................................................... 8 How to Browse ............................................................................................................................................................................. 9 The Home Page ....................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Getting Help ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Browse Issues/Topics ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 Selecting an Issue/Topic .................................................................................................................................................... 10 Browse Countries ................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Using the World Map ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 A Sample Country Portal ................................................................................................................................................... 13 Searching the World Map ................................................................................................................................................. 14 How to Search ............................................................................................................................................................................ 15 Basic Search ........................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Advanced Search ................................................................................................................................................................... 15 The Standard Search Results Page ......................................................................................................................................... 17 Document View .......................................................................................................................................................................... 18 A Sample Document .............................................................................................................................................................. 18 The TOOLS Box on the Document View .................................................................................................................................. 19 Marking and Saving a Document ...................................................................................................................................... 19 The TOOLBOX Menu .................................................................................................................................................................... 20 How to Cite ................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
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User's Guide: Global Geoscience Watch 2 Overview About Global Geoscience Watch Global Geoscience Watch is your gateway into GREENR , Gale’s database for the Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. On the Global Geoscience Watch home page you can access GREENR , visit a related book page, view the eBook version of this guide, and more. GREENR is interactive and current, allowing users to navigate issue, country, organization, and Global Geoscience Watch-specific portals. It’s your one-stop site for studying earth and the environment. You may also access GREENR directly through your Digital Dashboard, as described on page 4. About GREENR Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources ( GREENR ) offers news, authoritative reference content, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics concerning current global earth and environmental issues. From climate change, to globalization, to natural disasters, to the growth of green collar jobs, GREENR brings you a wealth of content through a highly accessible, visually appealing, user- friendly interface. What are Portals? The GREENR database features Portals , a special kind of search results page designed to resemble the open web. The Portals bring together up to sixteen different kinds of content sources, hand-selected by an academic advisory board to support research in current contexts on an issue/topic, an organization or a country. For each Portal, you'll find an Overview of the topic, along with statistical data, periodical and reference articles, primary source documents and multimedia content that together provide information essential to understanding the issue, organization or country. The Overviews are periodically re-written or updated, to reflect ongoing changes related to the issue, organization or country. Where available, you may find website listings and ways to get involved. Portals also offer relevant case studies, directory entries profiling related
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User's Guide: Global Geoscience Watch 3 organizations and libraries, conference presentations and book reviews. The Portals are interconnected, so that
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