ES 151 - Landscapes and Meaning: an Exploration of Environmental Writing: FIND FACTS

January 2014

QUESTIONS

LOCAL INFORMATION

  • Local Web pages: town, city, county agencies (garbage, water, history)
  • Local sewer district or landfill or recycling center Web pages
  • Local Audubon Society, birding or wildlife groups
  • Local nursery or landscaper's Website (plants, hardiness zone, growing season)
  • Local historical society (land use)
  • State University Extension service (plants, trees, invasives, growing season, possibly rainfall)
  • State department of wildlife; local college or university research projects (search department Web sites in biology, natural resources or wildlife management)
  • Ask reseach librarians for help and other ideas

USEFUL SEARCH ENGINES

I've listed a couple of search engines that are more targeted than Google, that pick up data.

If yuou are looking for foreign countries: sources will vary. Look for similar types of organizations, see what is available on the Web from your local area. Write home and find out what information your family might be able to locate.

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