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For this 60 point assignment, it will be as if I asked you to discuss water pollution and told you to have at least a certain number of articles and book chapters available to research the topic. Of course, that is what you need to do. Please create a reading list that includes links to or the actual articles and book chapters. This list will include annotations, which means you need to write a couple of sentences describing the article’s contents for every reference. Of course, these will be in your own words, thus not simply copying the article’s abstract.
The topic is freshwater pollution. Your reading list should have the following sections for your references: Clean Freshwater, Polluted Freshwater, Typical Freshwater Pollutants, and Fixing Freshwater Pollution.
To obtain these references, you must navigate the school’s library databases to locate the articles and links. The point is to get the full published articles or a link to a “free” source. This means, although you may wish to go to “Google” or “Google Scholar” for your references and find them many times, you will not have access to the article. In contrast, if you source it from the school library’s databases, you can usually get a copy.
To get started, on a separate document page, like Word or Pages or the equivalent. Then organize your list and follow the directions below.
Once you have your document set up, go to A-Z Databases at Palm Beach State College: A-Z Databases
The page will open with a listing of all the databases (I did not count them, but there are many), so you need to narrow your selection by selecting the “Science” databases in the “All Subject” tab. By selecting “Science,” only 23 science databases will appear. At the top of the list are databases that the library considers the Best Bets, which may or may not be accurate for a specific topic such as yours. However, you will note that it looks promising that the first two databases are about environmental issues, which probably will have something about freshwater pollution. Also listed are ScienceDirect (Elsevier) and Springer eJournal Collection (Springer) databases that contain numerous biology/ecology journals. One more in the list below the Best Bets, JSTOR, where you see that it has access to over 700 journal titles, usually at least a year or so old.
In the outline below, I have checked out one of the databases, found a reference for a “freshwater pollutant,” added it to my list, and added an annotation. You may include this reference in your list if you wish. Under each of the four topic areas, alphabetize the list. For each topic, you need to provide five references. Under some circumstances, you may find the reference is a book or book chapter, which is also acceptable. Finally, when your document is complete, upload your file to this site and submit it along with copies of all your references. It work better is you can zip or collapse you files before submitting them, which will make them load faster.
Use this outline for your document.
Title: WATER POLLUTION REFERENCES
Typical Freshwater Pollutants
Goolsby, D.A. and G.M. Clark. 1999. Occurrence and transport of acetochlor in streams of the Mississippi River basin. Journal of Environmental Quality 28(6): 1787. Annotation: The herbicide acetochlor used on corn as a weed killer has been detected in the Mississippi River but usually at levels below allowable public water sources. The results suggest that there need to be longer-term studies to monitor stream concentrations as more acetochlor is used. (You will note this reference is a full-text document, but it is an HTML document. You need to select to “Print” the document, and when it comes to choosing the printer, you want to select “Save as PDF,” which means it will save a copy to your computer, as in this case, Goolsby and Clark 1999. Please remember to submit a copy of each article along with your document list.)
Fixing Freshwater Pollution