Related Search Terms
Primo is the library’s online catalog that can be searched by title or keywords to find items that you can borrow. To give you an example:entering any of the search terms from this list in the Primo box above will deliver a list of items that have information about how we can live without creating so much waste and polluting our environment. These search terms can also be used to research the many facets of green technologies in Galileo or the web.
Renewable energy, resources
Sustainability (development, design, living, etc)
Using Discover Galileo you can research almost any topic you can think of. But you’ll get better results if you use only the important words of the topic your researching. For example: "What percentage of people who get married before they are 20 years old are still married five years later?" Use two or three words for your search, like statistics teen marriages. If you need help doing this, ask one of the librarians in the LRC. That’s (just) one of the things we do real well.
Now, use the same database; add the search term "United States" (in quotes so that the database will "recognize" that these two separate words need to be treated as one concept). See what sustainable development AND “United States” retrieves, and compare results.
Note that after you retrieve the initial set of "hits" from your search, which might include literally thousands of titles, the smaller column on the left side of the screen contains several methods of further refining want you're looking for in terms of
This resource indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for a few selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
This specialized collection offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
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