From, and to, a Greener World: Intersecting Lanes
a research guide
These are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Contact me for research suggestions Joan Quinn, x1457, or email AskUs.
Use the High Library catalog to find books, videos, CDs and other materials located within the library. Always prefer a subject search. Use the "You Found Titles in Categories" links to broaden your search. Use the "Try These Too" links to narrow your search. To find a specific kind of material, from the catalog search page use the Type pull-down menu to select the kind of material you would like, e.g., videos, DVDs, CDs, scores, reference books , etc. To find books about an author and literary criticism of the author's work, search the author's name as a subject.
Use the WorldCat database to find books held by other libraries. Within WorldCat, you can request books from other libraries, by clicking on Request on Interlibrary Loan and logging in to ILLiad using your network ID and password. Prefer books held by ACLCP (other local college) libraries since delivery time is quicker.
Use Reference books
Reference books are located on the main floor of the library and cannot be checked out.
Encyclopedia of Global Change - Environmental Change and Human Society Ref 363.7 En56
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Ref 809.034 N714
The library subscribes to databases containing journal articles. Access these databases from the High Library webpage under Search and Find Articles.
To access databases from outside of the Elizabethtown College campus network, on the library webpage, click on Database access from outside E-town network , supply your network ID and password, and click on Search and Find Articles.
Choose the most specific database for your topic. Databases you might use include:
Academic Search Premier Database covering all topics.
ARTStor Images/photos of works of art; historical images. Includes information about materials, dimensions, and dates of art works.
GreenFILE Environmental issues; global warming, etc.
Humanities International Complete. 1925+. Find articles covering literature, philosophy, the arts, history, and culture.
LION Literature Online database includes both texts and criticisms. Access limited to 4 users at a time.
OED-Oxford English Dictionary
Use the links within the databases to limit results to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals, to articles that are full-text and to articles published within a certain date or geographical range. Use subject links to further refine your search.
If the article is full-text in html or pdf format, you can print, email, or download the article.
The Locate Etown Journals link means that the article may be full-text in another database or in the library print/microfilm collection.
Journals held in the library are in three formats: microfilm, microfiche, and print. You can order copies of microfilm/microfiche articles by using ILLiad Log in to ILLiad, click on Request an Article and fill out the form. You will receive an email when the article is available on ILLiad for downloading. You can also make copies of microfilm/microfiche articles by using the fiche/film copiers located in the library.
Get copies of periodical articles in print format by coming into the library and copying the article. You can also use the copy machine on the second floor of the library to scan articles, create a PDF document, and email the PDF to yourself.
The Request on Interlibrary Loan link means that the article is not available at the High Library but can be requested from another library. Click on this link to use the ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan system to order copies of articles. When the article is available for downloading from ILLiad you will get a notification email.
Use the Locate E-Town Journals link on the library webpage to find journal titles that are in the library and in library databases. Type in the title of the journal to get links to full-text articles in library databases and to find the format of titles held physically in the library.
Search the internet efficiently by using google advanced search. Use the directory structure of Google to find websites. From the Google search page, click on: More, Even More, Directory. Then, try Science, Environment.
Try other search engines, such as ask.com yahoo.com
To find highly rated academic web sites on specific subjects, use:
- Voice of the Shuttle - Humanities Research Website: http://vos.ucsb.edu/
- Librarians Index to the Internet: http://lii.org/
- University of Wisconsin Scout Report: http://scout.wisc.edu/Archives/
- Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/
http://www.nrdc.org/ National Resources Defense Council
http://www.sierraclub.org/ Sierra Club
http://www.sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/ Sierra Club - Greenlife
http://www.350.org/ 350 - Global Warming
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm National Park Service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/poetry/outloud/index.shtml BBC Poetry Outloud
http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/historicRecordings.do?method=Historic%20Recordings&searchTerm=historicRecordings&sortOrder=AZ&pageNumber=3 Poetry Archive - Historic Recordings
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm Representative Poetry Online
http://ycba.yale.edu/index.asp Yale Center for British Art
http://www.tate.org.uk/ Online Tate
http://www.albanyinstitute.org/collections/hudson_river.htm Albany Institute of History and Art - Hudson River School
http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?textID=kjbible&PagePosition=1 The Holy Bible - Schoenberg Center
Evaluating online sources
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask UC Berkeley provides a great evaluative framework in a graphically-pleasing chart.
High Library citation resources
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