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Earth Sciences

Getting Started

Welcome to the Earth Science guide!  This guide will help you locate information on Earth Science. Use the tabs on the side to navigate through the different sections.

Scientific Literature

You will find many different types of sources while doing research. These sources will all fall under one of two categories, scholarly or non-scholarly. In most cases, you should primarily use scholarly sources in academic work. Government documents can be either scholarly or non-scholarly. 

  Scholarly Non-scholarly
  • Intended audience is researchers and scholars in the field
  • Cites credible and authoritative sources 
  • Intended for a general audience
  • Typically no citations provided to indicate source of information
  • Peer reviewed journal articles
  • Scholarly books
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Popular books, encyclopedias, textbooks

Earth Science News

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