To find books and articles about your topic, brainstorm a set of keywords for your topic that encompass the main idea. Then think of synonyms for your keywords. When searching the Libraries' collections or in a database, search for your keywords.
When you find a terrific book or article, look at the "subjects" or "subject headings" to see how the database categorizes your topic. You can then search for the discovered subject. Depending upon your topic within sustainable communities, the following subjects may help you get started:
When you search in Find It!, you're searching in the Library Catalog, Local Digital Collections (Special Collections' Digital Materials and Binghamton University-created materials), and a mega-index of scholarly e-resources including articles, book reviews, ebooks, and more. You can refine your search with the limiters on the left side of the search results page. These include such limiters as date ranges, location, subject headings, and languages.
To search for books in Find It!, follow these steps: