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ENG 175: Literature and the Environment: Research Resources
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
To find books on a theme or issue in an author's work, enter the name of the author/work and a term that best conveys the issue you are researching, e.g. Thoreau Environmentalism.
Use the filters on the left to refine your search by date range, format, and other categories.
Change the "Relevance" sorting menu to "Date Descending" to retrieve more recent books first.
Here are some terms for you to try out:
"Environmental Protection in Literature"
Browse the Stacks
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:
GE - Environmental Sciences (Reynolds 7)
GF - Human ecology. (Reynolds 7)
JA 75.8 - Political Science -Theory - Politcal Ecology (Reynolds 4)
PN - Literature (General) (Reynolds 5)
PR - English Literature (Reynolds 3)
PS - American Literature (Reynolds 3)
QH - Natural History (General) (Reynolds 1)
Podcast Project Research
ProQuest CongressionalProvides indexing and full text of federal bills, laws, and regulations as well as information on Congress, voting records, legislative histories from 1789 to the present, and current legislative activities. Also contains the full text of the U.S. Serial Set and American State Papers from 1789-2003. Also includes indexing and full text of published and unpublished Congressional Hearings from 1829 to present. Includes the Congressional Record from 1873-present and its predecessor publications from 1789-1873. Coverage: 1789-present
ProQuest Executive Branch DocumentsProQuest Executive Branch Documents contains documents produced by Federal government departments, agencies, and commissions, spanning the years from our nation's founding through the mid-20th century. These documents touch upon all aspects of U.S. social, political, and economic life, as well as major events in U.S. history, and provide points of comparison between the U.S, and selected foreign countries. Coverage: 1789-1952
America: History and LifeAmerica: History and Life provides abstracts and citations from reviews and dissertations about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from the earliest recorded times to the present. See Historical Abstracts for world history. Coverage: 1964-
JSTORA full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund. Coverage: Varies
ProQuest Historical NewspapersContains ten newspapers back to their first issues: New York Times (1851-three years ago), Chicago Tribune (1849-1985), Wall Street Journal (1889-1989), Christian Science Monitor (1908-2002), Pittsburgh Courier (1950-2002), Washington Post (1877-1997), New York Amsterdam News (1922-2010), The Korea Times (1956-2016), The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (1859-2020). More recent issues are available through other databases, such as ProQuest. Includes advertisements, illustrations, etc. as they were laid out on the original page. Coverage: 1849-three years ago
Nineteenth Century U.S. NewspapersIncludes hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration. Coverage: 1801-1899
Nineteenth Century Collections OnlinePrimary source collections of the “long” nineteenth century. Collections are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries and specialist libraries. Content includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, and more. Coverage: 1769-1906
Making of America19th century journals and books from the United States. Coverage: 1800-1900
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.
Subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,100 short reference videos, nearly 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas.
CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
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.
America: History and Life provides abstracts and citations from reviews and dissertations about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from the earliest recorded times to the present. See Historical Abstracts for world history. Coverage: 1964-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers