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ENG 4110 Campus Woods – Ecology and Place: Home
Course guide for library resources for ENG 4110
You can use these searching tips for your other classes too.
Article databases and the catalog don't recognize phrase searching, so break your topic into the main keywords or concepts. For example, if your topic is the effect of clear cutting on virgin forests, don't type "the effect of clear cutting of a virgin forest" in the search box. Instead, type in "'clear cutting" AND "virgin forest" or something similarly structured.
When you find a good article, look at the footnotes or endnotes to see what articles the author read--you might find a few good ones that you can use. See the box below for how to find articles when you have a citation.
Use truncation to expand your search results, for example, if you type in "environ*" it will capture environment, environmental, etc. Some databases do this automatically, but many do not.
Click on linked author names, subject headings, or any other descriptive terms in book and article descriptions.
Get full-text access to magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, business, education, and the humanities. Full-text may be available via Find-It. Useful place to begin broad searches for general topics.
A comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Use with Historical Abstracts. Full-text may be available via Find-It.
Indexes environmental studies literature including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental law, technology, marine and freshwater science, natural resources, pollution & waste management, public policy, and urban planning. Coverage begins in the 1950s. Full-text may be available via Find-It.
A comprehensive research index focuses on literature investigating the relationship between human beings and the environment. Includes scholarly journals, general-interest magazines, and government publications.
This is the only free scholarly article database on the list. In order to see if you can get a copy of the article(s) you need, you have to go through the link above if you are off campus. Using the link above lets Google Scholar know that you are a student at Wright State University and that the University Libraries subscribe to the journal. If there is not a full-text link next to the citation, you will be taken to a pay-wall. If this happens, submit an InterLibrary Loan request for a copy. You never have to pay for an article as a Wright State student.
Articles: finding the full text of an article when you have the citation
How would you find the full text for the following citation? This happens most frequently when you look in the footnotes or bibliography of an article--this is a great way to find other sources on your topic as well.
Using quotation marks, type your article title ("When Gods Become Bureaucrats.") in the box. Do not type your journal title in the box.
If Wright State University Libraries owns the access rights to the article you will see a direct link to the pdf. You might also see a yellow "Find It" button below the title. When viewing the bibliographic record the "Find It" button may be on the left side of the page. If WSU owns the access rights in another subscription database there will be a link in the pop-up window to the full-text.
If Wright State University Libraries does not own access rights to the article you want, you will be presented with an Interlibrary Loan option as the last link. Please take advantage of this option for your research needs.
Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections & Archives has limited resources available on the campus woods. Most of the archival resources are related to the acquisition of campus land from the original landowners and Wright-Patt AFB. In addition to land acquisition records, these resources include research report(s) on campus land, information about the original Bath Township landowners, and information about Rockafield Cemetery.
The collection includes photocopies of reports on the acquisition of Wright State University land and its history of ownership during the 1800s by the Rockafield family. The collection also contains a listing of families buried in Rockafield Cemetery, a Rockafield family tree, and photocopies of correspondence by Rockafield family members during their service in the Civil War. Typed transcripts of the letters are included. Some of the photocopies are dark and can be difficult to read. Available in Special Collections and Archives.
The Archives & Library holds the original land entry books kept by the Ohio Auditor of State which list the first purchasers of land in Ohio from the United States Government, including records of the United States Military District and The Virginia Military District, land reserved by Congress and Virginia respectively, as payment in lieu of cash for veterans of the Revolutionary War.
The First Ohioans is an online exhibit that tells the story of the ancient American Indian cultures who once lived in Ohio. From the people who hunted mammoths and mastodons during the Ice Age to the residents of large villages growing fields of corn, beans, and squash who lived here at the time of European contact.
The Wright State Woods Symposium is an annual event where faculty, staff and student from the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Liberal Arts share their research and artistic creations inspired by the woods on campus. This event was named after James Runkle, professor emeritus and longtime woods researcher.
Includes landowners' names, agricultural and population statistical tables (June 1st 1855), insets of Fairfield, Spring Valley, Bellbrook, Osborn, Yellow Springs, Xenia, Clifton, Cedarville, Jamestown, views of public, residential, commercial properties, and illustrations.
Maps include the towns of Fairfield and Osborn that would later become Fairborn, Ohio. The map includes names of landowners and acreage. Fairfield and Osborn are also included in the Beaver Creek Township map.
Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion arces from America's indigenous people by treaty and executive order. Explore how in this interactive map of every Native American land cession during that period. Links to treaties are included in tract descriptions. Lists tribes impacted by the Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1795.