ANTH 1111 - Climate Change and Culture - Bjork-James

Books, Articles and More!

Vanderbilt University Library Search

Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:

Everything vs. Library Catalog vs. Articles

Search Scope What is included? When should I use it?
  • Broadest search scope
  • Results will include books and ebooks, articles, and media like DVDs
  • A great option when you are just beginning your research process.
  • Use Everything when you want to survey the research landscape for your topic
Library Catalog
  • Focuses on VU owned items, physical and digital
  • Results will include books and ebooks, and media like DVDs
  • Digital collections like the TV News Archive will also be included in your results
  • You have defined your information needs
  • Use Library Catalog when you are ready to create a tailored search for your topic
  • Content from selected VU databases
  • Popular and scholarly articles
  • Use Articles to find popular and scholarly articles on your topic.
  • The Articles scope does not search across all databases accessible to the Vanderbilt community.
  • Not finding the articles you need or want more database options?

For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?


Keyword vs. Subject Searching

Step 1:  Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.

Step 2:  Use these keywords for your initial searches.

Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.

A Selection of Useful Subject Headings

 Pollution       Ecology
 Air Pollution      Water Pollution
 Climatic changes        Climatic changes Social aspects
Human Ecology    Environmental degradation
 Offenses against the environment   Transboundary pollution
Human beings Effects of climate on Sustainable development

The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:

 What is   ?

FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.

Current News Sources

Historical News Sources

Need More Newspaper Options?

IMPORTANT: Streaming clips from the Television News Archive from off-campus requires the installation of the Pulse VPN service and the use of Duo Multi-Factor Authentication.  You can find detailed information about the Pulse VPN and Duo as well as download files on Vanderbilt's Information Technology page:

Example 1:  Book

To search for books use the Library Search Tool.  You can search by author or title.

Conde Feitosa, L.

2013  The Archaeology of Gender, Love, and Sexuality in Pompeii. British Archaeological Reports.  International Series 2533. Archaeopress, Oxford.

Example 2:  Journal Article

Your first stop is the library search tool to see if we have a subscription to the journal. Search by the journal name.  Once you access the journal, either online or in print, you'll be able to navigate to your specific article.  ***The Everything and Articles search scopes will return individual articles in a search, however, it is not searching all of our subscriptions, so searching by the journal title is the safer bet.

Dolfini, A.

2013  The Gendered House.  Exploring Domestic Space in Later Italian Prehistory. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 26(2): 131–157.

Example 3:  Chapter from an edited Volume

The library search is definitely your friend. When searching for a chapter in an edited volume, remember you must search by the title of the work that contains the chapter or the editors of the work

Olson, K.

2014  Roman Sexuality and Gender. In Themes in Roman Society and Culture.  An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 164–188. Oxford University Press, Oxford.