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Earth 142: From Stars to Stones

Covers: differences between refereed, scientific literature and other information sources; the process of searching for scientific, scholarly literature; the value of academic integrity and tools to avoid unintended plagiarism.

About Web of Science

ISI Web of Science combines 3 citation indexes to make one generalist database: 

Arts and Humanities 1975-

Social Sciences 1956-

Science Citation Index 1900-


In Science Citation Index, try to find the article: 

Tunnicliffe V, Embley RW. Ring of Fire. Nature Geoscience. v.2(5). p. E6. May 2009

How did you search? How do you try to refine your search to improve your results?

Can you access the full text? What are your options if you cannot access the full text online?

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Practice Topics

Age of the Earth

Lifetime of the Sun

Nuclear Energy

Radioactive Decay and Dating

Stellar Evolution

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

Meterorites and Impacts

Planetary Surface Temperatures

Planetary Atmospheres

Composition of Earth

Plate Tectonics