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PHI 273 - Environmental Philosophy



F&M Library Catalog

Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search our your topic. Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.


Background Resources

AccessScience
Full access to more than 7100 articles, 115,000 definitions, 2,000 biographies, and research advances in science and technology. Updated daily.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
Sci Ref QH 541.15 .B56 E53 2001
Covers plant and animal diversity, loss, change and range ecology.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Online and at Ref/B51/.R68/1998
This ten volume set begun in 1991 serves as an update to the Encyclopedia of Philosophy. An extensive subject index with ample cross references, this set is invaluable for obtaining and overview of major philosophical areas of research. Contains bibliographies.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Designed from its inception as a dynamic reference work. Each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of an editorial board before they are made public.


Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Useful source for gaining background knowledge, learning about historical developments of a concept nd become familiar with major researchers in an area. Extensive bibliographies are particularly helpful. Use both subject and chapter title indexes. SCI TJ163.2 .A55


Indexes & Article Collections

Academic Universe/Lexis-Nexis
Connections to newspaper articles (including New York Times and Washington Post), business information (including SEC filings), and legal resources (including state and federal case law).

AGRICOLA
Over 3.6 million records covering every major agricultural subject. Compiled by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Covers 1970 to the present.

EconLit
Comprehensive, international, partially annotated bibliography of economics literature. Indexes over 300 journals as well as books, dissertations, working papers, and collective volumes. Covers 1969 to the present.

General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Over 380,000 records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers July 1976 to the present.

JSTOR
A collection of abstracts and articles from over 600 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

OmniFile Full Text Mega
Access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources. Coverage back as early as 1982.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

Philosopher's Index
The comprehensive scholarly database covering book and journals since 1940 in philosophy. It is a major source of information in such areas as anesthetics, epistmology, ethics, logic, etc.

Web of Knowledge (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Electronic version of Science Citation Index. Covers 1965 to the present.


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