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Environment: Introduction


This guide will provide recommended library materials for your Environmental Science or Environmental Studies research, and it will show you how to find more sources. Whether you're looking for books in the library, journals on the shelves, articles online, or online streaming multimedia, this guide helps you get started.

Thinking about your research

Environmental science/studies has many facets, including scientific considerations, public policy and political battles, psychology (such as e.g. the trauma of long-term evacuations due to disasters), international relations & diplomacy,  economic implications, sustainable development, and more.

Likewise, professionals doing environmental work are found in many fields, including: medicine, toxicology, food supply safety and agriculture, public health, economics and sustainable development, public policy,  conflict resolution (across national borders and interest groups), sociology, history, nature and habitat conservation, and more.
Distilling the idea down to a concise research question:

  1. Most important: Step Number One: What is your research topic? What is it about?
  2. Searching for articles, books, videos, and other library materials.
  3. Organizing your information to cover all aspects of your research paper.
  4. Tying it all together: using the research resources and writing the paper.

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