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Food & the Environment: Start

Geography 130

Welcome!

Use the tabs in this guide to learn about finding articles, books, reports, and news on topics related to food and the environment. Contact librarians Susan Powell or Becky Miller for more help, or visit the reference desk at the Earth Science and Maps Library or the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library from Monday - Friday from 1 - 3pm.

Getting connected

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.

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?
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