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Research a Letter to Your Senator/Governor
For this essay, you will need to incorporate
, including the following information types: at least seven sources
Scholarly journal article
PLUS three additional sources (or more as needed!)
On this guide, you will find information and direct links for finding library books/eBooks, news and scholarly articles, films, and more. Please
make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for additional help!
Finding Books & eBooks
Primo is a tool for finding
books, eBooks, and media in the library.
Print books will have a
call number. The call number tells you what the subject of the book is and where it is located in the physical library space.
available online and will link you to a database containing books.
Keywords make or break your search results. Here are a couple tips:
Keep it simple, search the most important terms, add additional words to narrow results
Consider synonymous terms (eg. children, adolescents, juveniles, kids, or keiki)
Search for books and other materials in the library collection, as well as articles, e-books, and videos from the library's research databases.
Or go directly to
Primo Search for more options.
Finding Newspaper Articles
ProQuest News & Newspapers includes local
news publications (start here!):
Additional news resources:
Finding Scholarly Articles
Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly journals, and trade journals.
For databases specific to the environment & sustainability:
Leeward students have access to the following
Academic Video Online more than 64,000 videos covering a wide range of subject areas
Kanopy on-demand video streaming service with access to thousands of films
Finding (Good) Websites
websites are full of credible, useful information:
Letter to Representative Research Activity
The attached activity will help you research your topic to find history and context from a good book, current info from newspapers, and research data from reputable websites.