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Selected books in Butler Libraries collections
How to use this Guide
Welcome to the LibGuide created for the First-Year Seminar: Science and Sustainability! I'm happy to help you with your research. Please let me know when you have questions by contacting me via IM, phone, or e-mail (to the right).
The tabs above link you to the databases and resources that you may find helpful in assembling information for your essay. Keep in mind while these scholarly resources are recommended, you may find great material on the open web. However, we will want to make sure we're choosing the best materials by doing some critical analysis of what we find.
In the Library
For our library activity, you'll be going to these four resources and examining what you find. We'll talk about the kinds of terms we'll want to use in our search and then get started searching each of these.
After you do a search, select one of your results and go through the CRAP Test (in the Evaluating Sources tab) to analyze that source's usefulness for your needs.
Search Butler University Libraries and beyond for articles, books, media, and more.
Academic Search Complete
This large multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,770 journals, including full text for over 4,000 peer-reviewed titles.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Google is the most popular search engine. It has 40 billion pages indexed and 319 million daily queries. Google returns a results count, and has advertisements. It is better at finding informative, non-local searches than Bing