Our Warded World: The Rhetoric of Conservation

Spg 2011


Kathleen Gust
Engineering Library

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

  4. Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.

Conservation Resources

Suggested Reference Materials:

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Suggested Call number ranges in Green (also consider Biology and Law Libraries):

  • QC981: Climatology and Weather (Climate change)
    • The Facts on File weather and climate handbook (Branner Library)
    • The encyclopedia of weather and climate change : a complete visual guide
  • QH75: Nature conservation
    • Connectivity conservation management : a global guide (Biology Library)
    • Continental conservation : scientific foundations of regional reserve networks
  • QH540: Ecology
    • Surveying natural populations : quantitative tools for assessing biodiversity (Biology Library)
    • Planetary ecology (Branner Library)
  • TD169: Environmental protection
    • Greenpeace : how a group of journalists, ecologists, and visionaries changed the world
    • A safe and sustainable world : the promise of ecological design

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Suggested Databases:

  • Anthropology Plus is the easiest anthropology database to use, but even so you will want to check subject headings on one of your "good" results in order to use it to best advantage. Check it if you are working with a topic involving the culture of groups of people.
  • CABDirect Indexes journal articles in the applied life sciences from 1974 to the present. Use CAB Abstracts Archive for literature published from 1900-1973.
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a "think tank" that provides research reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.
    • Stanford Library CRS Reports Archive
    • OpenCRS
    • CRS Report Collection (University of North Texas)
  • Environment Index Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • Environmental sciences & pollution management A multidisciplinary database, with abstracts and citations from scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Major areas of coverage include: aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, risk assessment.
  • PAIS International Public Affairs Information Service indexes journals in the areas of political science, economics, public policy and related areas.

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Special Stanford Resources:

  • Woods Institute for the Environment A hub of interdisciplinary environmental research, teaching and problem solving at Stanford, focusing on four core areas: energy and climate,land use and conservation, oceans and estuaries, freshwater. The Woods Institute maintains the Stanford Environmental Portal, a resource for campus-wide environmental research and education.
  • Sustainable Choices Provides information on small changes you can make to help the environment.
  • Environment Portal

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