This research guide is designed for students doing research for Literature and the Environment. If you run into any problems, or need more assistance, don't hesitate to use the calendar to request a personal research session. For a quick overview of doing research for this class - see my video. ~ Rosalind Tedford
Use the library's online search interface, Primo, to locate books, ebooks, films, and other materials. For quick videos on how to use the search check out ZSR's YouTube Channel Playlist.
ZSR Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to keep books with similar subjects near each other. You may want to check out these areas of the library to browse for books on environmentalism and literature. Look for call numbers that start like this:
Background sources provide an overview of a given subject, introduce basic concepts, summarize key issues, define terminology, and cite factual information. The articles, written by experts in the field, may also refer to other entries on related topics, and frequently include brief bibliographies to lead the researcher to other resources.
Use online databases to locate short and subject-specific resources like journal articles, newspaper articles, book chapters, and more. Below are some of the most likely databases to be useful in your research.