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FTS: Environmental Justice: Finding Out About Environmental Justice Issues

Finding Books

To find books in our library, search the Library Catalog - you can also search directly via  the search box on the library's homepage.

When you find books that look useful, write down the Location & the Call Number

General Collection, A - PQ  are on the Third Floor 

General Collection, PR - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor

Oversize, A - Z are on the Third Floor

Reference, A - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor.

Once you are in the right area, signs on the sides of the shelves will direct you further. The system is a little tricky to figure out at first, so don't hesitate to ask for directions at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.

Browse the shelves when you find a useful book. Books are shelved according to topic, so chances are you'll find other relevant books nearby.

You can check books out at the Circulation Desk (front desk).

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available at Gustavus may be borrowed from other libraries and sent here for you to use. Location: Library -- Main Floor.

Finding Articles

Web Search Tips

Better searches

Search for your topic and add
Search for your topic and add
Use the "search tools" link and limit a search to the most recent year. 

Evaluating a site

Erase everything after the first / to see the root page.
Follow "about" links to see who creaed the page.

Alternatives Search Tools

Google Scholar 
Google Books 
Google News



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Julie Gilbert
I love meeting with students and faculty to talk about your research, including any issues you have - or even if you just want to brainstorm. There are lots of ways to reach me. Email me with questions, stop by the library, or use the link below to set up an appointment. (Click the blue bookmark to go directly to the site.) It's fast and easy to do:

You can find me at the reference desk on Mondays 2:30 - 4:30 and Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 (on call - ask for me at the front desk). I also have office hours on Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 (ask for me at the front desk).

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  • Visit or call the reference desk: A librarian is generally at the desk or "on call" Monday-Thursday 10:30-4:30 and Friday 10:30-2:30 (Fall & Spring) (507-933-7567)
  • E-mail a librarian: (please include your name and the best way to contact you)
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