Course: Hum 320 Honors Colloquium

Professor Eric Entemann

Carbon Cycle Diagram

This guide is designed to help you research Honor Colloquium topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. Also, there is a subject guide of Global Warming related to this course's topics. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



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)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • global warming
  • law and global warming
  • greenhouse gases
  • historical geology
  • climatic changes
  • global temperature changes

New Books

Our RCC library has 23 books and videos on Global Warming, published in the last four years. Some of them are displayed here.

Emerald Planet

Emerald Planet: How Plants Changed Earth's History by David Beerling: QE905 .E44 2007

Chilling Stars

Chilling Stars: a New Theory of Climate Change by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder: QC981.8 .C5 S94 2007

Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert: QC981.8 .G56 K655 2006

Reference Books (Electronic Reference Books)

  • Credo Reference On Campus, providing comprehensive and factual information published in both general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias online, such as Hutchison World Weather Guide and McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. This database access Off Campus requires active RCC library barcode. Need the RCC barcode; please visit the circulation desk.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • Scientific American
  • Newsweek
  • U.S. News & World Report


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases. If you want to access these library-subscribed databases from remote sites, the active RCC library barcode is required. Please contact the Circulation Desk in the RCC library (telephone number: 617-541-5117), when there are any questions about the RCC library barcode.
  • Academic Search Premier 1984-, provides around 1,933 full text and peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals under "global warming" keyword search.
  • Academic OneFile (on campus), providing around 2,061 full-text and peer-reviewed articles published in academic journals under "global warming" keyword search. (off campus)
  • Newspaper Source (On Campus), providing around 13,522 full-text articles published in regional U.S. newspapers under "global warming" keyword search. (off campus)
  • Science Full Text Select On Campus, providing around 408 full-text and peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals under "global warming" keyword search. NOTE: This database cannot be accessed from the remote sites (or off campus) momentarily.

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] 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

  • , providing some free full-text scholar articles and web sites related to the topic, "global warming"

Web sites

  • , providing information created by the U.S. government and posted on the government agencies' web sites.

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.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 02.06.08 by Ted Intarabumrung: