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Library Instruction Goals

This guide should help you:

  • Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
  • Use keywords related to your chosen state's policy.
  • Distinguish the differences between popular and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Explore the library's online information resources.
  • Evaluate the information you are finding on your chosen state's policy.  
  • Answer all the crucial questions on your chosen state's policy.  

Term Project

The term project for the class is an opportunity for a critical investigation of an environmental issue and its policy solution. In this class we examine several problems and how economic theory provides us with framework for policy solutions.  Every student will explore how and why their chosen state crafted their land conservation policy (i.e. the motivation).  How these policies are funded vary from state to state and every student will need to explain their policy's funding source(s) and goal(s).

This guide will virtually walk you through the steps - in appropriate order - you need to take in order to first identify, and then research your chosen state's policy.

To do this, you will start at the top of the guide, and work your way from left to right from one tab to the next in numerical order -  completing any tutorials as you get to them.  Each tutorial is an active tutorial, meaning that as you work your way through the tutorial, you will be be doing actual, hands-on research for your chosen state/policy, giving you the results you need to work with - in the form of scholarly journal articles - to write your final term project for this class.   The following states are all eligible for this project: 

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Nebraska
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Maine
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine