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HIST 410: Environmental History of the United States

An introduction to conducting primary and secondary source research into the environmental history of the United States

EDS - Finding Sources Through the Library

Borrowing from other libraries

Use Prospector or Interlibrary Loan to borrow books, articles, DVDs, and other materials from libraries throughout Colorado and the United States. This is a service that upper-division students should be taking advantage of for their advanced research needs. Use bibliographies, Google Scholar,,, etc. to locate what you need and then submit a request. If you search using Tomlinson Library's Books, Media & Archives tab, you can select Prospector or World Libraries to more easily complete the borrowing request.

Sources at Tomlinson Library

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Tomlinson Library has registered our journal holdings with Google Scholar.  After setting up full text linking for CMU (see tab above), you can search by title, and Google Scholar will link you to the full text of articles available through our databases.

Tell Google Scholar you’re affiliated with Colorado Mesa and you’ll be linked to resources in our databases:

  1. To access Google Scholar, click on the Google Scholar link logo above
  2. Click on the Settings link from the menu at the top of the page
  3. Select Library links from the left-hand menu 
  4. Type “Colorado Mesa University” in the Show library access links box 
  5. Check the box next to Colorado Mesa University—Full-text available
  6. Click Save to save this setting

Google Scholar can be used to search on a topic, but it is especially effective for tracking down a specific article.  If the article is available in full text through the library databases, a link will be provided to the full text.