Remember, a pathfinder is just the beginning of building your bibliography. There are many more sources available in print and online. Ask a librarian if you need help finding more sources.

Teachers' Domain, Carbon Cycle Diagram, published December 17, 2005, retrieved on November 4, 2009, httpwww.teachersdomain.orgresourcetdc02.sci.ess.earthsys.ccycle

Topics to explore:

  • carbon dioxide's role in the greenhouse effect
  • how climate change effects migrating birds
  • the effect of pollution on fishing industry
  • the history of environmental policy in the United States
  • Green innovation in producing energy- solar, wind, etc.

Reference materials

Photo courtesy of Todd Mecklem, 2008.

This is the place to start any research project. Reference books such as encyclopedias and almanacs, offer short, authoritative information on every topic. These books cannot leave the library.
  • REF 578.76 The new encyclopedia of aquatic life.Campbell, A; Dawes, J. 2004.
  • REF 031 WOR The World Book Encyclopedia. 2004. LOCATED BEHIND THE CIRCULATION DESK.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - reference ebooks.


books.jpgNon-fiction books about this topic are found in various sections of the library. Be sure to do a keyword search using the online catalog (Destiny) to find materials under other subject areas.
  • 333.7 B Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth. Brown, Lester Russell. 1st ed. W.W. Norton, c2001.
  • 333.75 B Deforestation. Bjornlund, Lydia D. ReferencePoint Press, c2010.
  • 333.792 P Solar power.Parks, Peggy J. ReferencePoint Press, c2010.
  • 333.95 C Biofuels. Currie-McGhee, L. K. ReferencePoint Press, c2010.
  • 338.9 E One with Nineveh : politics, consumption, and the human future. Ehrlich, Paul R. Island Press, c2004.
  • 363.72 R Garbage land : on the secret trail of trash. Royte, Elizabeth. Little, Brown, 2006, c2005.
  • 640 G Go organic. Saddleback Educational Pub., c2009.

WHS databases

Log into any of these databases by clicking on the link. If you are away from home, you will have to use a remote username and/or password. These can be found on the Library Media Center brochure. Make sure to take one home before leaving school!!

Internet sites

BPL: electronic resources

You will need a BPL library card in order to access these databases. Ask Ms. Dalbec if you need help applying for a card.
  • JSTOR: scholarly journals focusing on science. Collection spans the last 150 years but does not includes most current 3 to 5 years.