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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)
Background Information to Start Your Research
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