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ENG 335 Environmental Literature (Peterson): Home
This guide will assist you in locating library resources for your study of environmental literature.
An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
In addition, the MLA Directory of Periodicals and their proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors within the Bibliography are included.
Why is searching the MLA Bibliography better than Google?
The MLA International Bibliography contains over 2.5 million records that pertain specifically to language and literature. Material from other disciplines, like biology or political science, is not included.
The Bibliography provides the most comprehensive listing of scholarly material in language, literature, culture, and folklore, including publications not available on the Web.
A professional indexing staff and scholars in relevant fields review books, essay collections, journals, bibliographies, and electronic publications to create the most accurate listing possible.
The materials covered come from reputable publishers in over one hundred countries.
Indexers use controlled vocabulary as subject headings, enabling more precise searches than user-chosen keywords would allow.
Each citation contains the information users need to create a bibliography as part of a research project.
With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources plus over 40,000 ebooks, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
Green FILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
The precarious state of our planet’s environmental health and the profound suffering that is caused by environmental destruction requires that we rethink our relationships to place and community and that we enact new patterns of behavior based upon these reimagined connections. This course seeks to do this by exploring the relationship between literature and place as it is revealed in the American nature writing tradition and in the work of international writers whose work enriches our understanding of this subject. The reading and writing assignments for this class have been selected in order to assist you in examining these connections from differing conceptual and cultural perspectives. By the end of the course, you should have a clearer understanding of the rich and varied relationship between literature and place, a more nuanced understanding of the place you inhabit, and a more compassionate and committed ethical orientation towards this place and its inhabitants.