SBS 385 Library Guide

Environmental History of California

Research process

Information Literacy Tutorials for U.S. Histories & Democratic Participation:

Introduction to the peer-review process, scholarly articles, and primary/secondary sources

How to select library databases, search for and select scholarly articles, and evaluate sources

Additional help on specific topics, or related to specific CSUMB courses is available via:

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"How Do I ..." provides help on how to look for and use various library resources and services.

Course Guides

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See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on: California & Local History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Government Information, History, Political Science and Law, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.


Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection. Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

California -- politics and government

environment and ecology of California [includes many U.S. government electronic publications]

history of California missions

history of ethnic groups in California

Monterey (Calif.) -- history

Reference Books

A Companion to California. Ref F859.H33 1987

The Encyclopedia of California. Ref F859.E52 1998

Guide to the History of California. Ref F861.G85 1989

Historical Atlas of California. Ref G1526.S1 1974

History of Monterey County, California. Ref F868.M7 1979

Books at other libraries

First try...

CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Then try...

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's subject guide on Primary Sources


Find articles

Databases in History, Political Science & Law, Sociology, and Environmental Studies:

America: History & Life - U.S. and Canadian history

CQ Researcher - social and political issues

EconLit - economics

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database environment

GPO - all types of U.S. government publications

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]

Westlaw - law [also covers news and business]

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - viewpoint articles and topic overviews on social issues

PAIS International - political science, public policy, social issues

Sage Journals - social sciences [also covers business, humanities, sciences]

Social Sciences Abstracts - anthropology, area studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, social work, sociology

Sociological Abstracts - sociology

Interdisciplinary Databases:

Academic OneFile - useful for all topics

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - useful for all topics

Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas

Databases that focus on California:

Newsbank - California newspapers

RAND California - statistical information on California economic and public policy issues

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, Find Journals by Title, and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.


California Ballot Propositions

California Code of Regulations

California Environmental History Bibliography

California Government

California History

California Policy Inbox

California Research Bureau Reports

California Senate Office of Research

Government Web Resources: California, Local, Federal

The Field (California) Poll

Public Policy Institute of California

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on: Economics, Environmental Studies, Government Information, Political Science and Law, Public Policy, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Evaluating Websites & Internet Resources and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.

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Streaming video on Research Methods in the Social Sciences (four parts)

Exploring Qualitative Methods (46 min.)

Inferential Statistics (36 min.)

Introduction to Designing Experiments (23 min.)

Organizing Quantitative Data (37 min.)

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