Course: ESL Intermediate

Professor Bonnie Besdin

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Flood in Alicante, Spain on 09.30.1997


This guide is designed to help you research information about natural disasters.
AVALANCHES
DROUGHT
DUST STORM
EARTHQUAKE
FIRES
FLOOD
HAIL
HURRICANE
GLOBAL WARMING
LANDSLIDES
LIGHTNING
SMOG
TSUNAMI
TYFOON
VOLCANO ERUPTION




Books

Books

The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)

New Books

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Climatology

Encyclopedia of World Climatology edited by John E. Oliver. REF QC854 .E526 2005
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Global Warming

Global Warming by Douglas Long. REF QC981.8 .G56L66 2004

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Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook by Patrick J. Fitzpatrick. REF QC944 .F58 2006

Reference Books

  • Atlas
Great World Atlas edited by Andrew Heritage. REF G1021 .G63 2004
  • Dictionaries
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Environmental Science. REF GE10 .M378 2003
Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary by Jean-Claude Corbell and Ariane Archambault. REF AG250 .C66378 2004
  • Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia Americana, International edition, volume set, REF AE5 .E333 2002
  • Handbook and Manuals
Oceans: an Illustrated Reference by Dorrik Stow. REF GC11.2 .S76 2006
  • Statistical Records
Guiness Book of World Records edited by Mark C. Young. REF AG243 .G85 1996


Periodicals

Browse these paper magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about natural disasters.

  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • Scientific American
  • Time
  • U.S. News & World Report


Articles

Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Web sites

There are many good natural disaster web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Open Access Journal Abstracts




Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.
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General Library Information


Research guide prepared on 11.13.07 by Ted Intarabumrung: tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.edu