Water in the Law and Environmental Sciences
Research Sample (Law)
Plan A - Six Weeks or More
Step Three: Collecting Background Information
Summit is a beautiful thing. This catalog allows you to access the books and government documents to some thirty schools around the Pacific Northwest.
When you look at a Summit reference look for key terms that you can use in your project our elsewhere in your research:
- library of congress or (L.C.) subject heading
- date published
Why? You can use these pieces of information to find more. It's the start of your paper trail.
For this research example, here are some keywords that I tried in Summitt that pertain to our topic water in law:
- Cattle water
- Cattle water Washington
- Livestock water pollution
- Nonpoint source pollution
- Nonpoint source pollution livestock
- Nonpoint source pollution Washington
- Nonpoint source pollution cattle
At this point, I am now able to narrow my search to dairy cattle and their effect on water quality.
I also know that I can focus on Whatcom County in Washington to fit my prompt.
I have a preliminary list of articles and reports I want to read, and I
have a question I want to answer:
How are Whatcom County dairy farms coping with water quality management?