PSYC 23500 Conservation Psychology

Best Bets for Periodicals

For magazine and journal articles, try these periodical databases that the Ithaca College Library subscribes to. 

Psychology and Related
PsycINFO
SocINDEX with Full Text

Environmental Science
BioMed Central
ScienceDirect
Google Scholar
GreenFILE

Medicine
MEDLINE (EBSCO)
ScienceDirect
Google Scholar

General, Multidisciplinary, and Popular
Academic Search Premier
ProQuest Research Library
Alternative Press Index
 

Opposing and Alternative Viewpoints

Special Resources
These reference sources will provide background information on many different social, political, and other current events topics and provide a voice to proponents of different perspectives.
  • CQ Researcher
    Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current issues in the news. Each report includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change. This database helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
    ProCon.org is an organization that promotes critical thinking and education without bias.
Think Tanks and Advocacy Groups 
Advocacy groups are organizations that raise money and campaign for a cause. Think Tanks are advocacy groups that are research oriented. They issue policy papers concerning many topics. Rival research institutes can produce contradictory conclusions, and in general you can find a variety of perspectives. Some think tanks that provide free online access to their reports and findings that may be related to environmental issues include the following.  Do your homework and investigate the political leanings of the institutes. For access to many more think tanks and advocacy groups, try these resources.
  • Think Tank Search, from the Harvard Kennedy School, uses Google to run keyword searches of hundreds of think tank websites.
  • American Policy Directory, from the University of Oregon Libraries, groups organizations by topic.
  • To go directly to a long list of policy papers about a particular subject, search a topic in Google, but add the phrase in quotes: "policy brief."