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NATS 1840 Science, Technology & the Environment (Armour)

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My topic: Toronto incinerator project

Backup plan: shipping industry and recycling old ships

Logging in from Home

  • Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as York user
  • Information here on logging in
  • Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login

Birth Month Assignment

  • Find 2 newspaper or magazine articles on wastewater management (i.e. incineration, landfilling or some other method of disposal but NOT recycling), published during your birth month. One each from the 2000-2010 and one from before 2000.
  • Search on terms like:
    • wastewater or waste water
    • water and sewage
    • waste and water
    • water and mining
    • sewers or sewage
    • pulp and water
    • industrial and water
    • water and filtration
    • sewage and filtration
    • Wikipedia article is a good source of vocabulary for searching
  • Cite them properly and give a short summary.
  • You will be submitting it through moodle as online text under the assignment ‘library presentation’. You should give the title of the article 1, the summary, then the citation of the article, then the same for article two.
  • Me: My birth month is October

Finding Books

  • All this information is also available in the various research guides here.Do a search in The York Catalogue:
    • by title: Fuel cell power for transportation 2004
    • by author: Ceruzzi Paul
    • by journal title: Scientific American
    • by subject: fuel cells
    • by keyword:
      • incinerators
      • incinerator or incineration
      • waste and disposal
      • incineration and environmental
      • incineration and impact
    • Google Books Search is a great way to search inside the contents of books, many of which might be at York
      • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
    • Books 24×7 — 1000′s of technology & engineering ebooks, most environmental subjects are covered
    • Scholars Portal eBooks — more 1000s or ebooks.
      • Don’t forget to search with Full Text checked

Finding Articles

These online databases can also be found in the eResources
Quick Links or Search
boxes on the library home page.

All the info below is selected from the

Find Articles by Subject

  • all the databases are similar, so try searches like these
    • waste to energy
    • incinerators
    • incinerator or incineration
    • waste and disposal
    • incineration and environmental
    • incineration and impact
    • toronto and incineration
    • toronto and waste and disposal
    • toronto and (incineration or incinerator) and (impact or consequences)
    • (incinerator or incineration) and waste and emissions and toronto
    • incineration and environmental impact
    • incineration and pollution

General Resources Useful for all Topics

Using the Internet Wisely

  • Using Google as a scholarly research tool:
    • strategy: find good portal sites
    • strategy: make sure you know exactly who produced the content
    • example: waste to energy
  • Wikipedia — a free, open source encyclopedia. Surprisingly good for background info but not for more serious reference
  • Google Scholar
    • issues: currency (don’t update often), comprehensiveness (won’t say what isn’t in their database)
  • Google Book Search
    • great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
    • don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer

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