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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & DECISION MAKING: SUBJECT GUIDE: Getting Started

Use this guide to get started with your environmental policy & decision making research!

Additional reference resources!

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Start your search for background information with these resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full text of over 100 subject encyclopedias spanning multiple disciplines, including the Mcgraw-Hill Dictionary of Science & Technology. CLICK HERE TO SEARCH GVRL

Recommended Online Reference Resources

What's a tertiary source?

Tertiary sources are excellent starting points!  They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources.  Examples include:

  • Almanacs
  • Chronologies
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • Directories
  • Fact books
  • Guidebooks
  • Indexes, abstracts, bibliographies used to locate primary and secondary sources
  • Manuals
  • Textbooks

These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources. 

Need Help?

 Stuck? Need Help? This guide is only an introduction to the many resources available to you.  If you have any questions at all, or if you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Eli!

Eli Gandour-Rood

Science Librarian
egandourrood@pugetsound.edu
tel: (253) 879-3678
office:  Collins Library 117