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History 296E - World Environmental History (Smith): Find Articles

This guide supports the World Environmental History course, which "...investigates the integral and complex role of the natural environment in world history. We look at intriguing stories and analyze insights gained from an historical overview of human s

Find Articles in Research Databases

Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text  journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as maps, images, and primary source documents.

Finding Background Information

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