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CMJ 107: Communication and the Environment: Getting Started

Welcome to the CMJ 107 Course Guide!

This guide will provide you with resources and strategies to support your case studies and journaling assignments in Dr. McGreavy's class. Need help? Contact Jen Bonnet at Fogler Library!

Find Background Information and Arguments on Your Topic

Find Scholarly Articles on Your Topic

You can use the Fogler database menu to identify online databases where you might find research that addresses your environmental communication topic, whether environmental restoration, food sovereignty, or a topic of your choosing. Several databases that are a good place to start, based on your topics, are:

Try Subject-Specific Search Options

 
Try an Interdisciplinary Search Option

Locate Books for Your Research

Use the following online catalogs to find books (or videos, microforms, etc.) on your topic:

  • URSUS
    Begin with URSUS, the University of Maine System library catalog, that also includes holdings from the Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, Maine State Archives, and Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library.
  • MaineCat
    If you want to broaden your search beyond the University of Maine system, you can search the Maine statewide catalog.
  • WorldCat
    Want to see what else has been written on your topic? WorldCat is a directory of books held in libraries across the country and in many parts of the world.

Find Press Coverage of Your Topic

Find Public Opinion Resources on Your Topic

Find Statistics and Infographics

For example:

Find Equipment and Support for your Multimedia Projects

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