Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies: GIST, LAC, PORT 177

Resources for beginning to advanced students about all topics related to the Portuguese language and Brazilian Studies.

GIST, LAC, PORT 177: The Amazon: Framing Environmental Issues through Literature and Film

Welcome to the part of this guide with library resources selected for GIST, LAC, PORT 177: The Amazon: Framing Environmental Issues through Literature and Film taught by Prof. Tosta.  Resources are assembled within this guide to facilitate students' exploration of the subject area of Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies and to improve research skills. Click on the tabs at the top to take you to the best resources for your research.  For material specifically related to the GIST, LAC, PORT 177 course, this tab and its drop-down tab, Resources for 177, will be especially useful.

The Research Process

This video underscores the importance of breaking your research topic down into subtopics to make finding relevant sources easier and more effective.

Begin your research with great keywords - Worksheet & tutorial

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

This video provides an overview for determining if a source is credible and why it is important to use credible sources.

Combining Search Terms - Boolean Searches

What is a Scholarly Journal Article?

What is a Scholarly Journal Article?  (University of Washington Libraries)

What is a library database?

What's a library database?   (RMIT University, Australia)

How to read a call number

How to Read a Library of Congress Call Number   (University of Arkansas Libraries)