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ENG 335 Environmental Literature (Buenos Aires): Home

Library resources for your study of environmental literature

Find Articles in Literature Specific Databases

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.

Why Google Scholar?

Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?

Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.

Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been.  The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.

Go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Pepperdine University from Library Links.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Online Books

Find online books by searching topics like these and limiting the results to ebooks:

su: Environmentalism in literature.

su: Nature in literature.

su: ecology in literature.


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Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries
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Malibu, CA 90263

Course Description

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.