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Introduction to Environmental Sustainability (21:375:215): Overview

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Karina Schafer's class - Spring 2021

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This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Karina Schafer’s Spring 2021 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability course get started with finding sources for their research paper and presentation assignments.  It is intended to complement and supplement the January 28, 2021 library research instruction session.

By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing research, so if you have any questions, please get in touch with Bonnie Fong (her contact information is along the right column) or Ask-A-Librarian.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the January 28, 2021 library research session for Dr. Karina Schafer's Introduction to Environmental Sustainability class will learn how to:

  • execute effective searches in indexes/databases such as ProQuest Environmental Science Collection, Academic Search Premier, and/or Scopus in order to find information about their topic
  • determine if an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • identify the different methods to access the full-text of an article
  • create citations in the style of their choice using EndNote online/basic/Web
  • evaluate sources in order to distinguish between reliable information and that which may not be reliable

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Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

About Bonnie

Bonnie L. Fong is the Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Life Sciences Librarian on the Rutgers University-Newark campus. As such, she serves as subject specialist librarian to the departments of biology, chemistry, Earth & environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and psychology. After majoring in Chemistry as an undergraduate student, Bonnie taught high school chemistry for a couple of years, then managed the physical science laboratories at a nearby community college. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Library Science and has been a librarian at Rutgers since 2011. 


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