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Environmental and Earth Sciences

Background Research

These databases will provide you with basic background information on a topic. Some articles will include references to do further research.

Articles from E-Reference Sources

You might wish to begin your research by finding some general background information on your topic. These e-reference books -- encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, etc. -- may help you put your topic into context of a larger subject. These are just a representative list of reference works available through the library. Search for others in the Doane Library Catalog.

Environment Reference Books in Print

Here are a few of the reference book titles we have in the library. Check the library catalog for other reference books on this topic.