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POLSC 130 - Political Theory - Miller

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your ePortfolio project for Steve Miller's (Polsc 130) class.

Start Here: Background Reading

You have to start by learning something about your topic. Preliminary reading will help orient you to your topic, help you focus on your unique interests on it, help you begin to understand the complexities of the conversation taking place about your topic, and give you the perspective you need in order to begin to exploring your more fully.

The library databases below are filled with in-depth, reliable overview articles from magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and the Web. 

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

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in just like you do for your student email and Canvas.

Key Search Words

Use the words below to search for useful information 

  • global warming
  • climatic changes
  • climate changes
  • climate changes mitigation
  • climatic changes government policy
  • global environmental change
  • severe storms
  • international security

Search for Books

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in just like you do for your MJC email and Canvas courses.

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.

Climate Change on the Web

Explore these high-quality websites for current information about climate change and global warming:

Find scholarly information on the Web using Google Scholar:

Google Scholar Search

Global Governance Monitor

The Global Governance Monitor is a tool that shows how the international community is doing in addressing the most daunting threats that it faces. Use it to watch a brief overview video of the issue, view an interactive timeline, read a brief statement about the issue, explore a matrix of relevant treaties, tour an interactive map detailing critical countries and groups, and browse a resource guide for further information.

Click to launch the Global Governance Monitor on Climate Change