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 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.

  • Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 7,800 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
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Environmental science GE
Human ecology GF
Physics. Global warming QC
Chemistry QD
Geology QE
Natural history (biology) QH
Botany QK
Zoology QL

 

 FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

  • 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
  • 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 
  • Science 
  • Nature 
  • Audubon

 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: 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:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: 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!

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