ICSM Ithaca is Gorges: Exploring our Public Lands

About the Library

What Do You Need?

  • Ithaca College ID Card – Use to check out materials (books, scores, multimedia, laptops, etc.)
  • Ithaca College Netpass Info (email) – Use for signing into computers and online materials

How Long Can You Keep Something You Get from the Library?

  • Books and Scores: 1 semester (can renew twice)
  • Audio and Video: 7 days (can renew twice)

Special materials may have different borrowing times—check the full list here.

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Brainstorming and Searching Exercise

  • Each group must decide on a research topic. It can go in whatever direction your group wishes to explore.
  • Use the white boards or paper to brainstorm and generate new ideas.
  • Try to think about ideas and issues that are related to your topic. This process will help you to zero in on your research topic, and the ideas you come up with can be used as keywords to search in your database.
  • Use Wikipedia to get ideas if you're having trouble

Database Searching Exercise pdf 

 

Selected Databases

Argos
Searching Argos will retrieve different types of library materials as it integrates many library resources into one interface.

EBSCO Research Library
The EBSCO Research Library searches across nearly 40 EBSCO databases.


Academic Search Premier
A database that covers many areas of academic study.

ScienceDirect
Provides full-text articles and books in science, math, education, communications, economics and more.

Statista
Contains aggregated statistical information, and often includes infographics. It's very easy to use!

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A full-text database covering controversial topics presented in a variety of formats.

Search Ideas: EBSCO Research Library

EBSCO Research Library
EBSCO Research Library searches across nearly 40 EBSCO databases.

"national park service"
history or centennial or philosophy



public land* or protected areas or natural areas or sacred land*
social justice



public land* or protected areas or natural areas or sacred land*
conservation
united states 



public land* or protected areas or natural areas or sacred land*
conservation
united states 
wildlife or bird* or avian


 

Search Ideas: Proquest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library


"national park service"
history or centennial or philosophy




public land* or protected areas or natural areas or sacred land*
united states