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Physical & online books, media, and more can be located in the following ways:

  1. Search the Library Catalog (use dropdown left-hand side for search types: subject, author, etc.)
  2. Search for an e-book, choose an e-book database from the list and use the search bar to enter terms
    • Remember off-campus access requires log-in with CSUSM User ID and Password


Environmental Studies Subject headings JSO 9/2/16

Environmental Studies Books, eBooks and More (JSO 8/16)

Select books, eBooks, and more below

  1. Image of ebook.  People and nature: an introduction to human ecological relations   People and nature: an introduction to human ecological relations [eBook]
  2. Image for Ebook titled New Natures  New Natures [eBook]
  3. Image and link to ebook title Decorbonizing Development Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future  Decarbonizing Development Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future [eBook]

  4. Image of video titled TEDTalks: Ludwick Marishane—A Bath without Water TEDTalks Ludwick Marishane - A Bath without Water [Streaming Media via Films on Demand]
  5.  Our Real and Virtual Water Footprint: Stephen Leahy [Streaming Media via Films on Demand]
  6.  Agrofuels [Streaming Media via Kanopy]
  7. A Burning Question: Propaganda & the Denial of Climate Change [Streaming Media via Kanopy]

Databases | Journals | Articles

Environmental Studies Databases

Environmental Studies is interdisciplinary, you may also want to visit databases lists for:

Anthropology, Biology, ChemistryEconomicsGeography, Global Studies, History, Sociology


Database Full Text Coverage Scholarly
CQ Researcher

Explores a single hot issue in the news in-depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.

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Full-text 1991 to current None

Official statistical information from the federal government, including economic and population trends, foreign trade, energy use, and farm production.

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Full-text current to current All

Provides full text access to over 1,000 journals covering all fields of science.

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Full-text 1995 to current Most

Search more than 200 leading titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

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Some full-text 2000 to current All

The authoritative database on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines; includes abstracts for books & journals.

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Some full-text 1500 to current Most
Web of Science

Contains citation Idexes for Science, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Book Citations from 2004 to present. Select "Web of Science Core Collection" to conduct cited reference search.

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Links to full-text via Get-It 1975 to current All
Biological Abstracts

A complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals internationally.

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Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It 1969 to current Most
GreenFILE/Academic Search Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It current Most
Database Full Text Coverage Scholarly

Contains (EXCEPT for the latest five years) core scholarly journals in sociology, history, economics, political science, mathematics, African-American & Asian studies, literature, humanities, music, and biological, health & general sciences.

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Full-text 1838 to most recent five years Most
WestlawNext Campus Research

This is a comprehensive database for news, business, and law-related information has been designed for students. It brings together news databases arranged geographically and topically; newswires as well as business, trade, and professional journals and publications; and law-related resources, including both primary law and analysis.

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Full-text 1789 to current Some

Websites | Tools


ENVS 210 Research Methods

Environment Studies ENVS 210 Research Methods

Finding and using scholarly articles

Is it scholarly?   
1. Written by a professor with an academic or expert institution
2. Research question 
3. Literature review 
4. Methodology
5. Discussion
6. Conclusion
7 Study limitation
8 Long list of references

Use the tools feature to limit by year
GET IT to link to libary articles 

Environmental Studies Databases list

OneSearch from Library Home page

GreenFile Academic Search

Reading and extracting relevant info from research articles

Use the reading critically guide to decide if it fits, and extract relevent information

Additonal Seach Tips:

1. Advanced Google

2.   Settings > Library > add CSUSM




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