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ENH 206: Nature and Environmental Literature: Home

A Guide to Research Sources

Welcome to the Research Guide for your Cumulative Paper

Welcome ENH206 students!  Use this research guide to help you find books, articles, videos, and more for your. Below are examples of the types of resources and information you can find through the library. 

When you are ready to start your own research, select the Getting Started with Research tab.

Here's Some Examples of What You Can Find Through the Library

The library provides access to streaming media databases where you can watch videos about a variety of topics. No downloading needed.  The video below, Prophet of Deep Ecology: David Orton, is from the Films on Demand database. 

Check out these other streaming media databases:

Prophet of Deep Ecology: This episode of The Green Interview features David Orton, a highly-regarded proponent of "deep ecology," a perspective that sees all life forms – man, moose or microbe – as having an equal right to survive and flourish. The philosopher made a remarkable effort to live in accordance with his beliefs, minimizing his ecological footprint by subsisting on a small hill farm in Nova Scotia, which he and his wife, Helga Hoffmann-Orton, deliberately allowed to return to forest. Through activism and writing he strove to create a philosophical position called “left biocentrism,” blending social justice with the tenets of deep ecology. His environmental interests were wide-ranging, encompassing forestry, wildlife, pesticides, fisheries and seals, energy and climate change, aboriginal relationships, Green Party politics and more.

The library subscribes to over 85 different electronic databases where you can search for articles from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Each database contains different articles and information. You can search these databases individually, or you can use OneSearch, which will search most of the databases at once. You'll learn more about database searching in the Getting Started with Research tab. 

The library provides access to books both online and in print. You can search for print books via the library catalog or ebooks via the ebooks database. Below is an ebook from the library's database. Check out the Nature and Environmental Writers page for a list of books available in the SCC library by environmental authors.