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Geology Senior Thesis 2016: Research Questions and Sample Searches

Resources for senior thesis research.

Dissolved organic matter in streams

WorldCat:

GeoRef:

  • su(dissolved organic carbon) AND (boreal stream*)
  • su(arcgis) AND (vegetation)

Web of Science:

  • "dissolved organic carbon" AND boreal stream* [try searching with results for vegetation]
  • "dissolved organic carbon" AND stream ecology

Marcive:

  • Title keyword search: dissolved organic carbon

Streams moss water forests rocks

Lead

WorldCat:

Marcive:

  • Browse subject: lead poisoning
  • Browse subject: lead poisoning in children
  • Keyword title search: lead poisoning

GeoRef:

  • (lead poisoning) AND child*

Web of Knowledge:

  • "lead poisoning" AND child*  ...search within results for "effects"
  • Advanced search: TS=("lead poisoning") AND TS=(adult* AND child*)

Joe Mabel [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons. Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Gas_pump_lead_warning.jpg

 

Great Lakes dendrochronology

WorldCat:

GeoRef:

  • dendrochronolog* AND (great lakes)
  • tree-core technique*
  • "tree ring" AND (technique* OR method*)

Web of Knowledge:

  • dendrochronolog* AND great lakes
  • "tree ring" AND (technique* OR method*) ...search within results for "great lakes"

By Arnoldius (Own work (selbst erstelltes Foto)) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons. Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Tree_rings.jpg

Blackbird Mining District

USGS Map Store

  • Look up Lemhi County, Idaho and place marker point on map. Then, download appropriate 7.5 or 15 minute topo map. Try downloading the TerraGo toolbar to measure distances and perform basic analysis.

LexisNexis

  • Go Search by Subject or Topic and select Federal and State Cases. Try searching for blackbird mine AND idaho

WorldCat:

GeoRef:

  • (blackbird mining) AND (water quality)
  • su("Blackbird mining district")

By Alexrk2 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/USA_Idaho_location_map.svg

Geothermal heating/cooling systems

WorldCat:

GeoRef:

  • geothermal AND efficien* AND (heat* OR cool*) system

By IGSHPA (Google Images) [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Geothermal-heating-systems-2.gif