SBS 385 Library Guide
Environmental History of California
Information Literacy Tutorials for U.S. Histories & Democratic Participation:
Additional help on specific topics, or related to specific CSUMB courses is available via:
"How Do I ..." provides help on how to look for and use various library resources and services.
This link provides access to an index of web pages related to Library Instruction and library resources for specific courses at CSUMB.
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:
environment and ecology of California [includes many U.S. government electronic publications]
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
CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.
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 the CSUMB Library's subject guide on Primary Sources
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
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 the CSUMB Library's guides on: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, Find Journals by Title, and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.
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.
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.)