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Sustainability Seminar

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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 and subject 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, region, era, and languageare helpful facets.
Sample searches
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 (OCLC)
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 Loan
Interlibrary 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.

Journal Articles

Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines, particularly in the sciences.

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Discover relevant content in business and economics journals.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Discover relevant content in political science journals.

Articles & More Search
Discover scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals from all disciplines. Use the facets displayed with initial search results to limit to peer-reviewed journals, journal articles, and the subject area of your choice.

More Helpful Resources

Lexis Nexis Academic
Full-text of selected national and international newspapers and magazines. Coverage for the last 20-30 years.

Historical New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest)
Complete archive from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current two years.

Washington Post Historical: 1877- (ProQuest)
Complete archive from 1877 -1996. For more recent Washington Post articles, see Lexis Nexis Academic coverage (1977 - Present).

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (EBSCO)
Indexes over 450 popular magazines as far back as 1983.

Complete archives of opinion magazines such as The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, Dissent, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, and the National Review.

Citing Your Sources

Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies. Learn more here.

Creating a RefWorks Account

Short powerpoint presentation on how to sign up for your own RefWorks account. Never type a bibliography again!

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide. Access to the 16th edition is also available.

Schedule an Appointment with Jutta

jseibert Jutta Seibert
Director of Academic Integration
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 228

Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.

Click on the button below to schedule a research appointment.


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