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The Resilient (?) Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Studies

Spring 2014

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-120; Jan E. Dizard (Section 01)Rachel A. Levin (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Kristen B. Greenland.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data

Overview

This course guide lists resources that will be useful to you as you complete your research project for this class.  You can also access the library catalog, the Five Colleges library catalog, Discover, and other general searches by clicking on the "Library Quick Search" bar at the top of the course guide.

 

For more information about how to appropriately use sources in your work, visit these guides:

The Writing Center's Using Sources Guide

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Writer's Handbook on Avoiding Plagiarism

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

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.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

AGRICOLA (1970 to present)
Index of journal articles and reports from the National Agriculture Library.

America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

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.

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.

GreenFILE
Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

Reference

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.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Data/Statistics

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.