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Environmental Studies: Home


Welcome to this guide on Enviromental Studies!


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Goose Lake Prairie F&W Area near Morris, IL


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In this Guide

This guide will help you begin your research in environmental studies through the library's collections and beyond.

Use the tabs to navigate through the following pages of the guide:


  • Getting Started - Tips on how to start your information search.
  • Science in the News - Check here for the most recent environmental studies news.
  • How to Read a Scientific Paper - Follow these steps to understand reading a scientific paper.
  • Reference Sources - Get background information on your topic, identify key authors and works, and more by using bibliographies, subject encyclopedias and biographical sources.
  • Books in the Catalog - View a selection of the books in the library.
  • E-Journals and Articles - Use these library databases to find credible library research.
  • Evaluating Information - Make sure you take time to evaluate the usefulness of what you find.
  • Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism - use these resources to properly credit your sources
  • Getting More Help - Having trouble finding something? Ask for help!

Using Library Databases Off Campus

To use ICC Library Databases off campus, please sign-in using your computer login and password


"What is my ICC username and password?" 

Contact the Library's Reference Desk at 309-694-5355 or 309-690-6837. We are happy to help.