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Information Literacy Research Skill Building: Academic Disciplines

This guide contains information literacy instructional materials based on the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Academic Disciplines

Academic Disciplines


Academic disciplines (matched with corresponding database titles) concerned with the issue of changes in the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest brought about by economic development over the last 30 years include the following:
Academic Discipline Focus of discipline on topic Corresponding database
Business Business resources might track trends in economic development, what industries have grown the most in the last 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. ProQuest Direct
Agriculture Resources in Agriculture may examine the effects of commercial or economic development on farmland. Agricola
Ecology / Environmental Science This discipline is a great fit! Focusing on environmental studies in the Pacific Northwest should provide valuable information on changes in this area of the country. Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
History The field of history could be useful in several respects -- an overview of the natural history of the P.N.W. might be useful. Probably there are other possibilities from this field. American History and Life
Sociology The field of sociology may look at how changes in the natural environment affect people. Sociological Abstracts

These are just a few of the possibilities for researching the effects of economic development in the Pacific Northwest.

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