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    Getting the Articles

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      Selected Reference Materials

      • Credo Reference
        Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas, including many notable titles for psychology. Full text is linked directly in the database.
      • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
        333.9503 E56o v.1-5 (Level B)
      • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
        972.9003 E56o v.1-3 (Level C)
      • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
        Signed articles written by leading scholars in the field. Great for topic narrowing and for identifying the most important articles and books on a subject.
      • Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
        Reference 304.2 J65i (Level B)
      • Latin America and the Caribbean: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues
        Reference 363.70098 H655L (Level B)

      Finding Books

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      Finding Articles: Databases & Indexes

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      • Academic Search Complete
        A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Get It links to check for full text online or in the library.
      • GreenFile
        GreenFile's resources focus on the ways humans affect the environment, providing indexing and some full text of scholarly and general interest items. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Get It links to check for full text online or in the library.
      • JSTOR
        A database of scholarly journals for most academic disciplines. The most recent three to five years of most journals are generally not included. Full text is linked directly in the database.
      • LexisNexis Academic
        A database of popular newspapers, magazines, and broadcast transcripts, as well as business publications, legal materials, and more. Full text is linked directly in the database.

      Selected Data and Statistical Sources

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