Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017     Views: 17

Print Books: There are several print books available on environmental issues (including 'air pollution' or 'climate change') which students can borrow from any Berkeley College campus library. To find books and their availability you'll need to access the library page on Blackboard (see below). Use the 'Research/Explore' link to open, which contains the menu featuring the online library catalog:

Then use the online library catalog located in the Research/Explore menu (see below):

Once in the online library catalog you can type in the search box 'environmental science' or something more specific (such as 'air pollution and climate change') as keywords, and a list of book titles based on those keywords will appear in the results list. You can click on any title from the list to check for the call number, it's campus library location, and its availability status. If the book is not located at the campus library you would normally use, you can request a hold on the item (using the 'place hold' button). See image below for an example using these search terms. 

Note: you must already have a library barcode, and do a quick registration in the catalog for the 'place hold' function to work.  



Ebooks: There are also ebooks available on this topic, via the library's Ebook Central databasewhich contains over 140,000 online full-text books. This is contained in the library's database page (via the library on Blackboard). Use the same steps used to find the online library catalog, but this time choose 'Databases' from the 'Research/Explore' menu. 

When you see the databases page, click on E from the A-Z list, then pick Ebook Central database.

In Ebook Central you can use the same approach to searching as was done to find print books, or try a combination of search terms such as "air pollution and climate change."  A results list for these search terms is shown in the image below.  Note: you can generate shorter results lists by choosing a specific publication year (2017) and subject ('Environmental Studies') from the options on the left side of the results list. 



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