Selected Resources for Geography 280: BiogeographyBooks | Indexes | Periodicals | Web Sites | RefWorks | Help
BOOKSLC subject headings | Call Numbers | Library Catalogs | Reference Books
Library of Congress Subject Headings.28th ed., 5 vols., 2005.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.
Call Numbers for GeographyFollowing are some of the common call numbers for books on biological topics. It is useful when browsing for books to have a general call number, but it is not a replacement for doing an EZRA (our online catalog) search.
|G for General Geography, Atlases, Maps||GF for Human Geography|
|GA for Cartography||GN for Anthropology|
|GB for Physical Geography||GT for Manners and Customs|
|GE for Environmental Science||GV for Recreation and Leisure|
Locating Books in Library CatalogsAt Wittenberg: WebEZRA -- the online catalog
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
In North America For ILL: WorldCat
Books on Conducting Research in the Social Sciences
- Principles and Methods of Social Research By William Crano
- Link to Electronic Book
- Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences By Jose Galvan
- Main Stacks H61.8 .G3 1999
- Handbook of Qualitative Research Edited by Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincold
- Main Stacks H62. H2455 2000
- Qualitative Research Practice: a Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers Edited by Jane Ritchie and Jane Lewis
- Main Stacks H62 .Q3546 2003
- Investigating the Social World: the Process and Practice of ResearchBy Russell Schutt
- Main Stacks HN29 .S34 1996
Reference BooksBelow is a select list of reference books relating to Geography and Ecology.
- The Penguin Dictionary of Geography
- Main Reference G63 .C652 1998
- Philip's Geography Dictionary
- Main Reference G63 .P45 2000
- The Columbia Gazetteer of the World
- Main Reference G103.5 .C645 1998
- Atlas of the World
- Main Reference G1021 .G4125 2005
- The Dictionary of Physical Geography
- Main Reference GB10 .D53 2000
- Grzmek's animal life encyclopedia (17 Volumes)
- Main Reference QL7 .G7813 2003
- Birds of North America
- Main Refererence QL681 .B625
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology -- 3 Volumes
- Main Reference QH540.4 .E52 1995
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies
- Main Reference TD9 .A84 2001
- A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
- Available Online
- A Dictionary of Ecology
- Available Online
- Encyclopedia of Human Ecology
- Available Online
- Covers the geography, geology, and ecology from 1980 to present.
Academic Search Complete
- Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It is agood starting place for introductory level classes.
- Biological Abstracts
- Biological Abstracts indexes articles from all fields of Biology. Coverage includes 1980 to the present.
- Business Source Complete
- Index to journal articles in management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.
- SocINDEX covers all areas of sociology from 1895. Some full-text available.
- Index to over 200 years of geological and earth science literature.
- Social Science Citation Index (ISI)
- Index and cited references for articles in the social sciences
- Wilson Index
- The Wilson Index is made up of the Humanities, Sciences and Social Science indexes. It is a good place to find scholarly articles on a variety of topics.
A full list of the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:
Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.
Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.
Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.
Journal Interlibrary Loan Form
Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles not owned at Wittenberg from other libraries. Please see the form for more details.
When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.
- The Encyclopedia of Life
- The Encyclopedia of Life is an online resource that attempts to organize the immense amount of information known about the biodiversity of earth.
- National Resources Conservation Service
- Part of the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Resources Conservation Service is concerned with the management of natural resources within the United States.
- North American Mammals
- From the Smithsonian Instituion's National Museum of Natural History, a database of the mammals of North America.
- USDA Invasive Species Database
- From the National Agricultural Library at the United States Department of Agriculture, this site provides information about the invasive species in the United States.
- USDA PLANTS Database
- "The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories." -- From the USDA's PLANTS Database website (http://plants.usda.gov)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- "The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people." -- From the EPA's website (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/aboutepa.htm )
- U.S. Geological Survey
- The USGS works to provide information about the geology of the United States. Their mission: "The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life." -- from the USGS website (http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/)
- Silvics of North America
- From the United States Department of Agriculture, a handbook of the trees of North America.
If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.
If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at email@example.com or at extension 7511.