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Sustainability Resources

Not at ICC?

Consider requesting items not currently available at ICC through the following services:

GreenFile

What is a database?

What is a Library database?

  • A database is a virtual collection of information. This is where you will find articles.
  • A library database will search many journal articles with your search terms.  
  • Library database information includes scholarly articles, meaning it is written by experts and reviewed by a board of experts.
  • Each database offers a different set of collected information. Each library database you search will display different articles in your results.    
  • Access to most databases is through subscription meaning it is is not available on the open web.  You will need to enter the database through the library's website. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to enter your ICC login.

Search Tips

1. Use AND to combine terms

example: Sustainability AND economy

2. Use OR to search related

terms, OR means more

example: sustainability OR green

3. Use NOT to eliminate a term

example: green NOT color

Some terms to try:

Sustainability

Green

Sustainable Agriculture

Conservation and restoration

Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Development

Environmental Education

Multi-Discipline Databases

Multi-discipline databases cover a wide variety of materials from different academic disciplines.  These library databases have information for just about every topic.  For a more in-depth database on your area of study see ICC's Electronic Resources Collection or ask a librarian.