CQ Researcher (SAGE)
In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each CQ Researcher report is based on a common structure: overview, background, current situation, pro/con section, special focus, chronology, bibliography and next step. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search Gale encyclopedias and handbooks simultaneously. GVRL includes the Environmental Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics & Philosophy, Water: Science & Issues, the Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. & Canadian Environmental Issues (includes detailed state profiles), and U.S. Environmental Policy & Politics: A Documentary History. Sage Reference
Search all Sage encyclopedias and handbooks simultaneously. The Sage platform includes the Encyclopedia of Environment & Society, the Encyclopedia of Global Warming & Climate Change, the Encyclopedia of Water Politics & Policy in the United States, and the A-Z Guides to environmental issues such as green business, green politics, green energy, and more. Access Science (McGraw-Hill)
Includes the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology.
Falvey Library Catalog
Books and book chapters in the Library's print collection are an important source of critical literature. The Library's catalog has a number of different search options: keyword
searches are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets
, which appear to the right of the results. Topic
, and language
are helpful facets.
Sample searchesWorldCat (OCLC)
Subject search: "sustainable development"
Alternatively, browse the HC79 call numbers on the 3rd floor of the library.
Subject search: sustainability
Subject search: "environmental justice"
Subject search: "climate change"
Books with GE call numbers, shelved on the 3rd floor of the library, deal with multiple aspects of environmental studies. Browse the shelves in this section to generate ideas for a topic.
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary LoanInterlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
More Helpful Resources
Citing Your Sources
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Short powerpoint presentation on how to sign up for your own RefWorks account. Never type a bibliography again!
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