Welcome! This guide will get you started with library-based research in Geology.
To search for books or articles use Library Search on the library website.
The Claremont Colleges Library use the Library of Congress Classification System to organize physical books in the library. Our science section can be found on the first (1st) floor of the Honnold side of the building. Below, you will find a list of subjects and the call number grouping in which they may be found.
LC Subclasses for Geology Subjects:
See the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more information http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html
The following information will guide you in determining if a source (journal, article, book, website, etc.) credible and reliable, and thereby, appropriate for your research paper.
Australia, University of South. “Study Help: Evaluating Information.” YouTube, YouTube, 22 Oct. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U3dkTLjuvE.
CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate your sources.
CURRENCY: The timeliness of the information
RELEVANCE: The importance of the information for your needs
AUTHORITY: The source of the information
ACCURACY: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content
PURPOSE: The reason the information exists.
*Adapted from "Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test" by Meriam Library, CSU
Use these sites to fact-check information that you find online.
TED-Ed. “How to Spot a Misleading Graph - Lea Gaslowitz.” YouTube, YouTube, 6 July 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=E91bGT9BjYk.