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Finding sources on environmental issues



How to find sources on environmental issues at the STU library and online.

How to find sources on environmental issues at the STU library and online.



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  • How to find environmental resources at your library and online Presented by Gricel Dominguez STU Library, August 2013
  • • Learn what your library has to offer • Understand how keywords work • Brainstorm ideas • Search for sources • Read, take notes, start writing!
  • • The library offers several different kinds of resources. • We have: • Books • E-books • Online databases with access to millions of journal articles • InterLibrary Loan (for whatever we don’t have) • Librarians and friendly staff to help you find what you need
  • Scholarly Research-based, often peer- reviewed articles written by academics. Written by scholars in that the subject area. Advanced writing style that appeals to scholars and researchers. Journalistic Popular news style. Approachable, mass-media writing that appeals to a wide audience. Written by journalists who interview specialists, eye witnesses, and scholars.
  • • Includes sources such as: • Newspapers: New York Times, Miami Herald, USA Today • News periodicals: Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report • Online news sources: Associated Press (, CNN (, BBC News (
  • • Databases on our e-research page: • Access World News – the latest information and Special Reports on significant events and issues in the news. Includes Regional and World news. • New York Times • Miami Herald • Academic Search Premier – has an option to find articles from newspapers and periodicals • LexisNexis Academic – also has an option to search for popular news
  • • Peer-reviewed articles are available through library databases and subscription services. These articles are published in print and e-journals. • Look for the following options when searching: • Scholarly • Peer Reviewed
  • Why bother with a keyword list? It will make searching easier!!! Some ideas to keep in mind: • What are you writing about? • Which environmental issues are you going to explore? • What are some of the concerns surrounding this issue? • What are some views on this issue? • Are you considering this issue from a scientific and/or political angle? • How has this issue affected regions and/or communities?
  • • Using your computer, smartphone, or other mobile device, go to Enter room # Number 310277
  • Let’s find some resources first.
  • • You can find books and ebooks on the library catalog by visiting • • You can access the catalog on the homepage or by clicking on the Resources tab
  • Found on the e-Research A-Z listing: Reference sources: • Digital Environmental Resources Library • Encyclopedia of Science & Technology • Green Culture: An A-to-Z Guide • Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide • Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A-to-Z Guide • Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide • Green Issues and Debates: An A-to-Z Guide • Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Available on the A-Z e-research listing. • GreenFile • Issues & Controversies • Latin America & Caribbean Portal • National Geographic Magazine • ProQuest Central
  • Found on the A-Z eResearch listing News sources • Access World News • Miami Herald • New York Times • USA Today Other resources • Statistical Datasets Research & Web Guides A-Z -> Web Resources -> Research Guides and Web Collections • Environment • Science: Environment & Ecology
  • • Reports from international agencies: • Congressional Digest (on A-Z) • CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online • UN Environmental Programme: • List of Environmental Organizations (on Wikipedia): • • List of Supranational Environmental agencies: • gencies • List of conservation organizations: •
  • • Let’s go to the library’s homepage to start • Go to A-Z -> G -> GreenFile • We’ll start with some of the keywords we listed at the beginning of the session.
  • • RefWorks is a free service that you can access through any of the library’s e-research pages (the RefWorks link is at the top of the page in the Quick Links section). It allows you to save and track your resource citations. You can also create lists and bibliographies for your Reference page.
  • • Email us • Chat with us • Tweet us • Or Facebook message us • You can find all the ways to reach us on the Reference Help page You can…
  • • Main library homepage: • E-Research page: • Reference Help: