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

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-120

Formerly listed as: COLQ-22  |  ENST-12  |  FAMS-01

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Hannah A. Holleman (Section 01)
Rachel A. Levin (Section 01)

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This course guide lists resources that will be useful to you as you complete your research project for this class. 

Please be sure to visit the Research Support tab to find help with your research and to make sure you are properly crediting sources in your work.


    Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.

    • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest) (1960 to present)
      Multidisciplinary database providing access to the international literature in agricultural and environmental 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.
    • GeoRef (1785 [North America]; 1933 [Int'l])
      International database of journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters covering geology and earth sciences.
    • PubMed (1966 to present)
      Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • GreenFILE
      Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
    • Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
      Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
    • Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
      Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.


    Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.


    Try these resources to find statistical data.

    Research Support

    Research Help

    Need help with any part of the research process?  Please feel free to make an appointment with a Research & Instruction Librarian!

    Citing Sources

    There will be several Zotero Workshops offered this Spring.  Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching.

    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