Databases | Books | Web Resources | Print Journals | Citation Guides | College Resources
FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate, such as global warming, and offers information on both sides of the argument
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
- Agricola: Access to information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library with records that range from 1970 to the present
- Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: More than 700 journals and reference sources covering environmental issues such as global warming, alternative energy, going green, recycling and more
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
||CALL NUMBER HEADING
|Physics. Global warming
|Natural history (biology)
You also might try these reference books:
- Conservation and Environmentalism: Contains more than 500 articles on topics related to environmental studies and includes lists for further reading and an index Ref GE 10 .C68 1995
- Oxford Companion to the Earth: Provides more than 800 encyclopedic entries along with illustrations, appendices, and an index Ref QE 5 .O94 2000
- Atlas of Oregon Wildlife: Covers more than 600 species found in Oregon and includes reference and species maps, a glossary, and an index Ref QL 201 .A84 2001
- Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia: A set of two volumes providing information on scientific terms and concepts Ref Q 121 .V3 2002
- Science Dictionary: Offers concise definitions of terms used in a wide range of sciences Ref Q 123 .A5178 2005
- Grizimer’s Animal Life Encyclopedia: A 17-volume set of descriptions of a wide variety of animals, organized by species and an index Ref QL 7 .G7813 2004
- Oxford Dictionary of Biology: Explains key concepts and terms used in biology in concise entries Ref QH 13 .D53 2004
- Oxford Dictionary of Zoology: Provides brief information on central concepts and terms used in zoology Ref QL 9 .C66 2003
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Earth Trends: Provides information on research topics, information guides, news reports, maps and data tables and is maintained by the World Resources Institute
- Pew Environment Group: Provides news reports and coverage on issues related to the environment, organized topics, and includes “green” editorials, fact sheets, and special reports
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network: Categorizes data on environmental science, GIS, and geology by subject and provides information on projects as well as links to environmental agencies
- The Right-to-Know Network: Provides searchable data on the environmental effects of specific organizations and factories on their communities and is maintained by a division of OMB Watch
- Environmental Protection Agency: Contains governmental data on the environment, including overviews of major topics, links to laws and regulations, and news releases
- Environmental News Network: Offers updated news about the environment from around the world and includes specialized news channels on environmental topics
- EnviroLink: Provides links to information on the environment, categorized by subject, and presents news headlines and an interactive local harvest map
- Pollution Scorecard: Offers information on pollutants in communities by providing forms to query about locations or chemicals and is sponsored by Green Media Toolshed
- The National Environmental Scorecard: Records the voting history of politicians on environmental topics and is hosted by the League of Conservation Voters
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head up to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Mother Earth News
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!