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Sustainability Studies M.A.: Home

Links to resources useful for research in the M.A. Sustainable Studies

In this Guide

There are several pages in this guide, each one identified by a tab at the top of the page. Use the tabs to select the type of information you need.  Each page provides links and help for finding that information.

Trent University Links

Graduate Student Resources


Welcome to the MASS Subject Guide.  In the pages of this guide find information about and links to important resources in Sustainability Studies. 

If you need help:

  • check out the tutorials.
  • ask for help at the Library Service Desk.
  • use the email link to ask a question or to book a research appointment. 

Getting Started

Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:

  • find books using the Library Catalogue
  • find articles using indexes.

The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.

Course textbooks and readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under "Find Books" may also offer helpful background reading and bibliographies.

Where you look for information depends on what you hope to find. There is no ONE PLACE to search for everything. Information is sometimes "owned" by an organization and you'll need to search a specific database to find it.

We have a set of 3 online tutorials that will get you started with your research. You should read these tutorials before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.