Honors 4000: Environmental Justice
Use this page as a starting point for your environmental justice research project. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Rebecca Kuglitsch, email@example.com.
- Literature Review Resources
- News Resources
- Statistics, GIS & Data
A few good particularly starting points for your scholarly literature review include:
- Web of Science
- Especially strong on health points, this database indexes top-tier scholarly journals.
- Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
- Despite the name, this database includes good coverage of food issues and distribution.
- A good starting point for any research with an environmental aspect, GREENR has a wide selection of source types, from scholarly articles to topic overviews and popular press content.
- Especially good for scholarly articles on policy.
- Social Sciences Full Text
- Wide coverage from a social sciences perspective, from economics to geography to health behavior.
A news review will not only help you get a sense of what is currently occurring, it can also be a good way to find out who is involved in topics so current they have not yet made into the scholarly literature.
Search the mainstream press:
Search alternative and ethnic community press:
Find local press:
|Denver Post||1988 - present||Current issues||1901 - present|
|Rocky Mountain News||1997 - 2009||Ceased in 2009, no current issues||1859 - 2009||Not available|
|Daily Camera||1996 - present (selected*)||Current issues||1973 - present||Not available|
|Colorado Daily||1997 - present (selected*)||Current issues||1953 - present||Not available|
Statistics, data, and GIS are relatively readily available for food distribution. While you'll find these resources from many different sources, this topic is especially well covered by government information. Consider consulting with the Government Information section of the libraries for more complex queries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider starting by exploring:
- USDA's Food Access Research Atlas is an easy to use but striking tool.
- CDC's Healthy Food Environment provides tools for evaluating food deserts.
- Try adding site:.gov to your Google search to limit to just government resources.
You have several handouts for getting started with Zotero on D2L, but you might also find some of the following resources helpful:
- Zotero Videos
- Zotero troubleshooting and help
- Add citation styles to Zotero