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PHIL 232A: Environmental Ethics: Finding books

Sources for Environmental Ethics

Some overview sources

Preconstructed Environmental Ethics call # searches

The generic call number for environmental ethics works is GE42. The call # range for environmental justice works is GE220-240. However, works with these call #'s can be located in the Prevo Science library or the reading room at the Prindle Institute.  Below are call number searches for GE42 (environmental ethics) and for GE220-240 (environmental justice).  If it is inconvenient to go to the reading room at the Prindle Institute you may request the book at the ROW circulation desk and the library will retrieve it for you.

Preconstructed Environmental Ethics subject searches

Since more than one subject heading may be assigned to a work, some works with the "environmental ethics" or "environmental justice" subject heading will have been given a call # number based on another subject heading assigned to that work.  Hence, a subject search of these headings will retrieve more works than a call number search, i.e., they are broader but less precise searches of the topics.  If it is inconvenient to go to the reading room at the Prindle Institute, you may request the book at the ROW circulation desk and they will retrieve it for you.

Searching by topic

When searching for the moral or ethical aspects of a particular topic do the following in the search box on the library home page. 

su: [topic] moral

     and

su: [topic] ethical

In other words in the search box on the library home page type in a word for your topic plus the word "ethical" or the word "moral." 

For example you might type in: su: climate  moral

                                                 and su: climate ethical

This is the best way to get robust hit lists on your topic of interest.  You can then narrow your hitlists further by clicking boxes on the left of your results list.  For example, you can limit your results to works owned by DePauw, by format, by range of years, etc.

The key to successful searching is playing around with the topic terms e.g.  try climate, climatic, global warming, etc.