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EH 105_Noletto: Researching Knowledge, Education, & Survival

This guide provides a quick reference for a variety of resources, tools, and strategies to aid you while exploring your topics. Use this to get started, but we encourage you to reach out to a librarian to learn more and workshop your topics as needed!

Databases to kickstart you research

Below you will find a few recommended databases based on general areas of topical interest. Aside from using Pathfinder (Search the Library), it might prove useful to identify and explore specific databases (curated collections of journals or books devoted to a particular discipline or multidisciplinary scope) as well. In general, for many topics, we recommend exploring a few of our more multidisciplinary tools such as Sage Journals or Academic Search Complete to peruse a fairly robust subset of journals on a variety of topics. However, it is often useful to hone in on particular subject areas when you seek a particular academic voice or professional expertise. 

Aside from the handful listed below, we strongly encourage that you follow up with a librarian for a more customized recommendation list, depending on your topic. If you find yourself struggling to locate enough relevant resources, or find your research process is too homogenous, reach out to one of the librarians for guidance!

Database Recommendations

General databases for researching topics in education:


Suggested databases for getting started researching survival in terms of mental and physical health:


Suggested databases for researching ecological/ earth system survival: