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When you first approach a topic, it's a good idea to determine what's commonly known about the subject. You can do this in a variety of ways:
- Use the readings from the course.
- Ask an expert (such as the professor).
- Look for forewords or introductions to the literary text you're planning to use.
- Check encyclopedias for summaries of an author's work, or their context. Encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide summaries, quick definitions of unfamiliar terms, and recommended further reading. Some possibilities are:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Call Number: Reference GE140 .B47 2010
Publication Date: 2010
A ten-volume set that includes discussions on environmental entrepreneurship, politics, and management.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Call Number: Reference GE10 .E523 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Although a little dates, this provides useful overviews and bibliographies of recommended sources.
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