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INT 201 Harris

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This guide contains information and sources to help you complete your research assignment. If you need any further help, please contact Amy Gratz (information at right), or ask a librarian at the Ask Jack desk. 

Note that the resources below are by no means exhaustive! If you cannot find the information you need in the sources below, try to think of other interested parties who might keep track of the information you need.

Recommended Resources

Discovery - an EBSCO service allowing you to search multiple databases and the library catalog simultaneously. This service is made available to us through GALILEO, Georgia Library Learning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other Databases included in Discovery, but worth searching separately for this class:

  • Environment Complete - Offers coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. 
  • GreenFILE - GreenFILE covers scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 
  • SocINDEX with Full Text - SocINDEX with Full Text offers coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, ethnic & racial studies,  social psychology,  sociological theory,  urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

Environmental Science Collection - Contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM). ESPM provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. 

Web of Science - Provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.

LexisNexis Academic - Many types of publications, virtually all in full text: newspapers, legal news, general interest magazines, government publications (such as the federal case law, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Testimony, etc.), law reviews, and reference works.

FDSYS - the Federal Digital System, this website provides access to the official publications of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, including the federal legal code, court opinions, and congressional documents.

Georgia Government Publications - a variety of publications from the state government.

Useful Information:

Search Strategies and Tips - describes a variety of different search strategies that can help you research more efficiently.

Evaluating Information - a basic guide to evaluating sources. 

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography - a guide to writing in this genre, including specific points to include in annotations and examples.

Primary versus Secondary and Popular, Trade, and Scholarly Sources - guides on how to recognize these types of sources.

Citing Sources: MLA Style and APA Style - guides maintained by the Purdue OWL with the most useful information on how to cite a wide variety of sources in both of these styles

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