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Introduction to Environmental Sustainability (21:375:215)

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Karina Schafer's class - Spring 2024; original guide created by Bonnie Fong, updated by Jenica Ibarra


This guide was put together with the goal of helping students in Dr. Karina Schafer’s Spring 2024 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 23, 2024 library research instruction session.

By no means is this an exhaustive guide to doing research, so if you have any questions, please contact a subject librarian at Dana Library or Ask-A-Librarian.


Learning Objectives

Students attending the January 23, 2024 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

Skeletal Outline

Ask a Librarian for Help

There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:


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