Eco-consciousness and Spirituality

Course #: GC234

Getting started

Search tips

  • Using search words effectively
  • Better searching using AND, OR, NOT
  • Terms: There is a wide range of possible subjects you could search (selective list below)
    • try adding "moral and ethical aspects" or "religious aspects" to the following
    • e.g, agriculture vs. agriculture ethical and moral aspects
      • Agriculture, Animal industry, Animal Rights, Animal rights Movement, Animal Welfare, Animals, Climate changes, Conservation of natural resources, Ecology, Energy consumption, Energy development, Energy facilities, Energy policy, Environmental degradation, Environmental economics, Environmental law, Environmental protection, Environmental racism, Environmental responsibility, Environmentalism, Environmental ethics, Food, Food habits, Food preferences, Food industry and trade, Global Warming, Human Ecology, Livestock factories, Nature, Organic living, Plants, Sustainability, Sustainable consumption, Sustainable development
  • People: look for the following as Author; use "quotation marks" e.g., Edward Abbey vs. "Edward Abbey"
    • Edward Abbey, Thomas Berry, Wendell Berry, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Aldo Leopold, Wangari Maathai, Vandana Shiva, David Suzuki, Severn Cullis Suzuki, Henry Thoreau

Finding books

  • Finding eBooks in Omni
  • Use Omni to identify books
    • Choose "Available electronically" at top
    • Choose "Books & eBooks" at right under Resource Type

Finding scholarly articles

  • How can I tell if my source is scholarly?
  • Use Omni to identify articles
    • Choose "Available electronically" at top
    • Choose "Articles" at right under Resource Type
    • limit to "peer-reviewed journals" (left side) to get scholarly articles

Narrowing your search for scholarly articles

While Omni can be helpful in finding a lot of material, it often happens that the number of results is overwhelming. If this is the case, consider using a specialized database to find articles in a narrower field. Some examples include:

Finding newspaper articles

  • Finding News articles
  • Use Omni to identify news articles
    • click on "More" at the top of the page and then "Newspapers"
  • The Library subscribes to thousands of newspaper titles from around the world, so if you need help locating particular titles, or topics across a number of papers, contact Greg Sennema

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