This course guide provides some starting places for getting into research for your final papers in this course.
In addition to this guide, there are three upcoming evening lab sessions at the Frost library that you can sign up for to "workshop" your paper! Sign up here.
To take best advantage of this session, take a few minutes to print and fill out this worksheet - then bring it with you! We will use this as a starting place to start your literature search.
Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
Covers environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
GeoRef (1785 [North America]; 1933 [Int'l])
International database of journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters covering geology and earth sciences.
Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.
Web of Science (1984 to present)
Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.