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American Environmental and Cultural History: Home

Resources for students in ESPM 160AC / History 120AC

Related Guides

This guide is designed to help you use the tools and resources of the Library and connect you with your helpful librarians.

For more extensive lists of resources, see the American History and Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management subject guides.

Start Your Search

Start Your Search, on the Library's website is a good place to get started to find articles, books, news, and more. Note that using a filter to limit to 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed),' may exclude many scholarly books.

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

If you aren't having luck with Start Your Search, try another database from the Finding Books or Finding Articles tabs.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?

Getting connected