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Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: GREENR, from Gale Cengage Learning.

October 4th, 2013

Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  These weekly snapshots will have only basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources, and hopefully tempt you to explore.  Feedback is always welcome.  If you have a suggestion for a database or research topic that should be covered, please let us know.

This Week’s Featured Database:  GREENR, from Gale Cengage Learning.

Find, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: GREENR is a resource for environment and sustainability research.

Try this:  The GREENR landing page has links to broad issues such as Resource Management, and more focused topics such as nuclear energy, coal energy, and wind energy.  You can do a keyword search in all content or in specific collections (videos or case studies), or use an interactive world map for country information.  Search results can be limited by subject or type of resource.  See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching GREENR

Why you should know this database:  GREENR  covers food security, environmental law and politics, economics and trade, pollution, ecology, energy, and more.  It includes many of the academic resources that appear in text-only databases, but GREENR  also 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 is easy to navigate and students can use it to narrow a broad interest to a specific topic, or find content on an assigned subject.

Tags: agribusiness, agricultural economics, agriculture, articles, companies, countries, country profiles, demographics, economic conditions, energy, environmental research, full text, international markets, international news, news, resource economics,

Cost: Paid annually by Purdue University Libraries.


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