Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. To celebrate Earth Week this week’s database is GREENR brought to you by CENGAGE Learning.
Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.
Focus: GREENR offers content, including images and videos, on green technologies and issues on the environment and sustainability.
Search: GREENR allows users to either do a Basic Search or an Advanced Search that displays results so they can be limited by further descriptors. Search results are automatically sorted by type; academic journals, statistics, news, magazines, images, videos, podcasts, etc. GREENR also has a map button that searches for specific information based on the map location chosen.
Click here to see the basics of searching GREENR, or try our Guide on the Side with this link.
Why you should know this database: GREENR covers food systems, environmental law, economics and trade, pollution, ecology, energy, and more. Besides the academic resources included in text-only databases, GREENR includes podcasts, websites, newspapers, videos, magazines, and case studies. You can navigate country, organization, and country portals for news, video, and primary source documents.
Why students should know this database: GREENR has a different look that resembles the web and should appeal to anyone. It is easy to search or browse by topic, country, or format. Students will find GREENR easy to navigate, and can use it to find content specific information for their assignments.
Cost: $8000.00 paid annually by Purdue University Libraries.
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