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2020 GE Honors Debate Night: Researching Climate Change

This guide provides resources for students from CSUN's GE Honors Program to research in preparation for the "Debate Night".

an icon for building Welcome to the 2020 CSUN "Debate Night" research guide!


How to use this guide?

  • Want to understand your topic and identify evidences for key arguments and counterarguments? Click on the menu bar to look for different types of sources.
  • Not sure how to search for credible, relevant information? Check out our library research toolkit Canvas site and get a library badge by enrolling in this course and completing any of the following modules.

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Savvy Searcher: Complete the Improve Search Results module

Critical Collector: Complete the Evaluate Sources module

Ready Researcher: Complete the Find Better Information with Google module


Quick research tips for debate

  • Use synonyms and relevant terms to climate change to broaden your search such as climate mitigation, carbon sequestration, anthropogenic, global warming.
  • Find opposing opinions: use focus words such as controversy, debate, naysayers, opponents, GOP, and liberal. For more ideas of focus words, check out this guide from Clark University.
  • Use pro-con databases and websites that include diverse opinions: 


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