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Use reference books to get some general ideas about a topic and to define key terms. The library has some geography reference books and a wide collection is also available online through the sources listed on this page.
Gale Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
This database answers environmentally-related inquiries with articles from more than 700 journals and reference content. Coverage includes environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.
The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work.