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Climate Change

Use this guide to start your research on long-term changes to the earth's climate, such as globla warming, extreme weather, or rising sea levels.

Key Search Words

Search for Books & Articles:

Use the words below to search for useful information in books including eBooks and articles at the MJC Library.

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in using your MJC student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

  • global warming
  • climatic changes
  • climate changes
  • climate changes mitigation
  • global environmental change
  • severe storms

Start Learning About Your Topic

Background Reading:

It's important to begin your research learning something about your subject; in fact, you won't be able to create a focused, manageable thesis unless you already know something about your topic.

This step is important so that you will:

  • Begin building your core knowledge about your topic
  • Be able to put your topic in context
  • Create research questions that drive your search for information
  • Create a list of search terms that will help you find relevant information
  • Know if the information you’re finding is relevant and useful

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Top Picks:

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff. 

Create Research Questions to Focus Your Topic

Climate change is a complex issue with many causes and consequences. You could concentrate on one set of issues, like severe storms, and do in-depth research on that or use several of the questions below to focus on the topic of climate change more generally.

  • What is climate change?
  • What are the causes of climate change?
  • What is the environmental impact of climate change?
  • What are the economic consequences of climate change?
  • What are the health effects of climate change?
  • What regions will be most affected or affected first?
  • Discuss the effect of climate change on a particular region?
  • What role should governments take in regulating climate change?
  • Can international climate change treaties or agreements work?
  • Do viable solutions exist to control climate change?

Find Books @ the MJC Library

Why You Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. WorldCat logo

Where Do I Find Books?

Use WorldCat to discover books, eBooks, videos, and more for your research. Use the search bar below to begin your search:

  


For complete instructions on using WorldCat check out our WorldCat research guide.

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in using your MJC student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Find Focused Information in Library Databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Cite Your Sources

Your teacher should have told you what style you should use.

Click on a citation style below to learn how to cite your sources and format your paper using that style.