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ANT 250: Conservation Anthropology: Researching your Conservation Topic
Resources and strategies for conservation group project proposals and presentations.
Search the library catalog for materials on your topic (books, ebooks, videos, government documents). Many book records in URSUS include the table of contents, which can give you a sense of a book and help you decide if it would be useful for your research. Not sure where to locate an item in the library? There are maps on all floors of the library and at the reference desk.
News Coverage - Background Information and Stakeholders
Index to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers: Bangor Daily News, 7/1/1993-present; Kennebec Journal (Augusta), 8/21/2005-present); Portland Press Herald, 9/30/1995-present; Sun Journal (Lewiston), 1/26/2006-present; Morning Sentinel (Waterville), 8/21/2005-present. Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included. There is selective coverage of some earlier years, and some gaps in the coverage listed above, for these titles. Updated daily.
The online version of Europa country publications. Surveys of over 250 countries and territories, covering political and economic information. Includes lists of organizations by country, including NGOs (click on Organizations tab).
Statistical data on economic conditions for countries around the world. Access to more than 900 indicators for over 200 countries. Coverage from 1960 to the present. Hosted by the World Bank. 1997-9, 2002, 2004-5, 2007 also available in print - (REF HC59.15 .W656)
Topics include the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. GreenFile provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.
Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission. Surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc. 1973-
Nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Research areas include: Center for the People and the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Social and Demographic Trends, Forum on Religion and Public Life, Pew Internet and American Life Project; Hispanic Center, and the Global Attitudes Project.
Polls from over 36 sources, including Gallup, Harris, Pew Research, and media orgs. Recent polls listed on homepage; to browse by topic, use links for Politics and Policy, Business/Economy, or The American Scene on the left. Some info only for subscribers.