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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Sustainability guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

The Erickson Library is here to help you find credible and reliable information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!


Finding background information on your subject is helpful before you dive into subject specific databases. Credo Reference (link below) is a great place to start to gather ideas for keywords.

A few keywords to try: sustainability, environmental studies, environmentalism.

Visit the Articles tab to get more tips on using keywords in databases.

​Credo Reference

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Books and EBooks


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Book jacketPsychology for a Better World: Working With People to Save the Planet by Niki Harre

Book jacketSustainability: What It Is and How to Measure It by Gilbert Hedstrom

Book jacketWhat Would Nature Do? A Guide for Our Uncertain Times by Ruth DeFries


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Physically on the shelves at Erickson Library (Temporarily unavailable at this time)

Book jacketSustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact by Rosaly Byrd and Lauren DeMates
Call number: Main GE196 .B97 2017

Book jacketA Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow by Joshua Goldstein and Staffan Qvist
Call number: Main TD171.75 .G65 2019

Book jacketNourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System by Danielle Nierenberg
Call number: Main HD9000.5 .N68 2018



Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: sustainability, environmental studies 
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "sustainability and population"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "sustainability or ecology studies"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "sustainability studies"
6. Use an asterisk* to search multiple endings, i.e. envir* will search environment, environmental, environmentalism


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