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FTS 100: Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes
Welcome to the Library! The Library provides many services to you: study space, computer labs, personalized research assistance and, of course, access to countless books, articles, and other information sources. You'll get to know the Library very well over the course of your four years at Gustavus. There's a lot to learn about library research - we'll build a solid foundation in FTS, focusing on research skills that you'll use for your college career and beyond!
Asking for Help
Never be afraid to ask for help in the Library. Research is a learned process and librarians are here to help you develop your skills and talents as researchers. We're here to help you find the best sources for your papers and projects, help you navigate any snags you encounter, and answer any questions you have about research & library resources. Stop by the Reference Desk (located near the eclassroom on the main floor) to talk with a librarian - that's why we're here! Use this course page to identify particular resources of use to your research in this class. You are always welcome to contact me (Julie) directly with any questions - my email is listed in the Course Instructors section below. Good luck and have fun!
Julie Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jeremiason email@example.com
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Finding Reference Books
Reference books are great resources to consult at various points during your research. They provide you with background information, help you brainstorm search terms, clarify topics, and often offer lists of recommended reading. All Reference Books are shelved on the main (second) floor of the Library on the Arb side of the building.
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Includes articles on events, issues, individuals and organizations.
Location(s): Ref GE 10 .E523 2011
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
Covers major topics and emerging issues in the field, highlighting issues of particular contemporary significance.
Location(s): Ref GE 10 .M66 2000
- Encyclopedia of the Environment
Includes concise articles on environmental problems, the impact of business and social institutions on the natural environment, governmental involvement, legislation, etc.
Location(s): Ref GE 10 .E53 1994
- Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society
Offers articles on environmental changes and the effects of those changes on humans. Topics covered include earth and earth systems, human factors (disease, land use, industrialization) resources (water, land, mineral) and political responses to global change.
Location(s): Ref GE 149 .E47 2002
Books are available to you in our library and also from other libraries. To find books in our library, use MnPALS. Use the other catalogs listed here to request books from other libraries. Talk with a librarian or visit the Interlibrary Loan link on the bottom of the page for more information about getting books from other libraries.
To locate books in our library, use the call number listed in the catalog. Generally, call numbers beginning with A-PQ are on the third floor; call numbers beginning with PR-Z are on the main floor. If you're having trouble finding a book, ask at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk.
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
A shared catalog of Minnesota libraries, including the University of Minnesota. To search a large number of libraries at once, choose "Libraries - Academic" from the "Current Profile" list. Use the "Get it!" button to place Interlibrary Loan requests.
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
Use the yellow FindIt! button in any of the databases to locate other full text copies of the article. The FindIt! button will tell you if the article is available online through another database, in print in the library (located on first floor), or if you'll need to order the article through Interlibrary Loan. For Interlibrary Loan you'll need your 14 digit barcode (on your 3 Crowns Card) and your password (your last name).
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
- Biological Sciences
Citations and abstracts to research in all areas of biological sciences, including biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, and ecology. Coverage is from 1982 to the present. Biological Sciences indexes over 6,000 primary journals plus patents, conference proceedings, books and reports.
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
- ProQuest Newsstand
Indexing and selected full text access to over 350 newspapers from around the world. Archival coverage begins in 1985 for some titles. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
- Science Reference Center
This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and journals. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
- Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)
http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://webofknowledge.com/http://webofknowledge.com/?DestApp=WOS&editions=SCI SSCI AHCI ISTP ISSHP
The Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Besides indexing a wide range of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and history, this resource allows you to search for articles that cite a specific author or published work. Coverage from 1997 to the present. Click on the "Web of Science" tab to limit your search to one or more specific citation databases.
Use these links to find out more information about how to use the library, additional research guides, and who to ask for more information.
- Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library Subject Guide for Environmental Studies
Resources in the library and online for research related to environmental studies. Includes a listing of subscribed print journals, book browsing tips, key print reference works, and recommended online databases and websites.
- Citing Your Sources
Learn how to cite your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. In addition to these online style guides, print style guides (and The Everyday Writer) are available both at the library reference desk and at the Writing Center (Confer 232). This page also includes links to RefWorks and EndNote Web.
- Interlibrary Loan
For information on requesting books and articles from other libraries, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
- Reference Desk
Visit with librarians at the desk, by phone, email or chat for help with any library or research question. Click on the link for more information about this service.
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