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* Geological Sciences: EES 235

A guide providing suggested resources and other information for research on the topics and subtopics of Geological Sciences

Appalacian Orogen Reports Assignment

Dr. Ratajeski has assigned topics that fall within the following three broad categories:

  • Orogenic Events
  • Geologic Provinces
  • Geologic Resources

The resources listed on this page will help you find and properly cite suitable resources for your papers on these topics. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Peters at for further assistance.

Appalacian Orogen Report Research Exercise - March 31, 2016

Please refer to your library worksheet to assist with these questions.

  1. What is your research topic?
  2. Five research tools were demonstrated in your library session. Please list at least three of these tools that you used to find peer-reviewed articles for your research project.
  3. Explain how you used the information that you found within each one of the research tools listed above.
  4. Which information research tool provided the most relevant or important information for your research project? Describe why this research tool was more helpful than the others.

Scholarly, Trade and Popular Publications

Relevant Databases

These databases all have material that may be relevant for your report. While there may be some overlap, you will find unique titles in each of these databases that you will not find in the others. For a very comprehensive literature search, you should search all five.

Be sure to look for core concepts and keywords to help you narrow down your search to the most relevant topics.

GSA Style Guide

This short, 3-page document contains examples of GSA citations for a variety of information types.

Citation Management Software

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