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English 1302 - Rossignol, James: Save the Earth, It's Your Birthday!

Students will explore, evaluate, and use a variety of sources for their research paper assignment, which can be on a topic related to "Fifty Things you Can Do to Save the Earth" or "Things that Happened on the Day you were Born."

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Which Saving the Earth topic most interests you? water conservation, vegetarian diet, composting, gardening, bees, birds, the birds and the bees (family planning), butterflies, migratory species, backyard refuges, recycling...the list goes on!

Search for your birth date, then pick a topic from the front page of that NYT edition. Use your birthday topic as a springboard into finding books, background material, and articles for that topic.

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Search Examples from Tools

Tool: Library Discovery

Search for articles, books, and dvds on any topic! Use your Limit featues on the left to narrow your search by source type, year, and more.

Library Discovery search example

Tool: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints search example

Tool: Science in Context

Science in Context search example

Tool: Historical Newspapers: New York Times (1851-2013)

Historical Newspapers: New York Times search example

Tool: US History in Context

US History in Context search example

Off-campus access

Library databases require a login from off-campus!

  • ACES username is required for login
  • ACES password is your password for login

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