TSEM102: Nature in Literature (CASTRO-VAZQUEZ)

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Cook OneSearch more information

With Cook One Search, you can search for books, journal articles, ebooks, and videos in one search. Go to the Cook Library web page and use the yellow box in the middle of the page to get started. Icons on the left indicate if the material is a book or video or a journal article.

Ecofeminism more information
This Research Starter, available through Cook One Search, gives an overview of ecofeminism and is a good place to start your research
Gale Virtual Reference Library (selected titles) more information

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to encyclopedias covering a wide variety of topics. Search by Manuel Rivas to get background information on this author

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Radical ecology: the search for a livable world more information

The 2nd edition of this print book examines the major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems and the ways radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet. Available on the 4th floor of Cook Library at QH540.5.M48 2005, this edition contains a new introduction and two new chapaters on Global Movements and Gobalization and the Environment

Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment more information

Environmental criticism brings the global problem of environmental crisis to the forefront of literary and cultural studies. Located on the 4th floor of the library at PN98.E36 C53 2011, this books defines what ecocriticism is, including its methods, arguments, and concepts.

Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies more information

A book on Galician literature, society, and intellectual life, it can be found at the following call number, PQ9458.C68 2011 on the 4th floor of the library.

Ecofeminism and Globalization more information

This print book, located on the the 5th floor of the Cook Library, HQ1194.E18 2003, discusses ecofeminism in the context of the social, political and ecological consequences of globalization

Green Studies Reader: from Romanticism to ecocriticism more information

This book, located on the 4th floor of the Cook Library PR468.N3 G74 2000, offers comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture and literature.

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture more information

This e-book outlines cultural and political developments in Spain since the Spanish Civil War.

Mother/Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics more information

This e-book explores our relationship with nature through the imagery used when we talk about Mother Nature. The author, Catherine Roach, explores the contributions of eco-theology and eco-psychology, using the critical tools of religious studies, psychology and gender studies.

Wild Politics: Feminism, Globalisation, Bio/Diversity more information

This e-book is a feminist critique of western global culture.

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) more information
Multidisciplinary subject coverage, includingfull text of more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications. Example of searches: ecofeminism and nature
JSTOR more information

Full text archive of journal articles on many topics. Use search terms Ecocriticism; Ecofeminism; Manuel Rivas; Nature and Literature to access information on your topic.

Women's Studies International (EBSCO) more information

Includes over 300,000 records drawn from a variety of essential women's studies databases. Use subject search terms such as Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice, Environmental Activism, etc. to find information on this subject.

CQ Researcher more information

Contains reports with background information in current social issues. Try searching "deep ecology"

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Prophet of deep ecology: David Orton more information
This streaming video, available in Kanopy, is an interview with David Orton, a proponent of "deep ecology", a point of view that sees all life forms as having an equal right to survive
Kanopy more information

Kanopy is a film streaming service, offering over 25,000 streaming films from over 800 producers, with new films added daily. Search deep ecology for films on this subject

Films on Demand Academic Collection more information

A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos both on and off-campus. This collection includes more than 5,500 titles in the humanities & social sciences, the environment and women's issues. Try searching the terms Galicia or Manuel Rivas to see topics specific to this seminar. Also, such terms as Deep Ecology or Climate Change

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NewsBank Access World News more information

Comprised of more than 5,000 newspaper titles, as well as newswires, Web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Searches may be limited to newspapers from specific countries or continents

National Newspapers more information
Provides full text of newspapers including The Sun (Baltimore), Christian Science Monitor, New York Times,>Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. You may limit by date; search across multiple newspapers, or only selected ones. Search "Manuel Rivas" to see what was written about him in U.S. newspapers; remember to put his name in quotes for the best results.
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Image Quest more information

Includes access to more than two million images organized by subject matter?áand can be downloaded, printed, saved in a "Lightbox" or virtual folder, or e-mailed as jpegs. Try searches such as "Galicia" or "Spanish Civil War" for images that may be used for educational purposes in a paper, power point or posted on a class-related web page.

Smithsonian Global Sound more information

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, including songs from both countries and cultural groups such as Japan, China, Italy, Spain, and many others. 

Galician Traditional Folk Music: Alborado Galega more information

A You Tube production of traditional Galician folk music.  At this site are several You Tube productions showing music and traditional dance.

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How to prepare an annotated bibliography more information
From Cornell University Library Guides, this page summarizes the steps in preparing an annotated bibliography.
What is an annotated bibliography? more information
This power point outlines the steps in creating an annotated bibliography
What is plagiarism? more information
This video, available on trial from Credo Reference, discusses what constitutes plagiarism
What's Wrong with Wikipedia? more information
From the Harvard Guide to Using Sources, this site discusses the limitations of Wikipedia as an authoritative source in academic papers.
Writing Subject Gateway more information

This Subject Gateway gives information on writing research papers, annotated bibliographies, avoiding plagerism, and more, including e-books on constructing research papers, creating bibliographics and how to do research.

TSEM102: Nature in Literature (CASTRO-VAZQUEZ) / Albert S. Cook Library
http://cooklibrary.towson.edu//gateways/page.cfm?dept=TSEM&class=102&instructor=Castro-Vazquez
Last revised: January 09, 2015