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Sustainability: Research Sources

Resources for researchers in sustainability and sustainable management.


Sustainability is a multidisciplinary topic that touches on areas such as ecology, business, sociology, and history.  You may need to search in databases that are out of your area of expertise in order to find items on your topic from multiple perspectives. 

How to Use This Guide

This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research. On this main page, you will find some resources that we suggest you use for research.  If you are just starting your research, read "Need to Develop Your Idea" in the box below.  You may also want to review the "How Do I...?" tab to assist you with questions you may have regarding Viterbo Library. 

Need some help formatting your citations? Select the "RefWorks" tab at the top of the page to learn how to organize your research and cite your sources.

Feeling lost? Select the "Research Process" tab at the top of the page to access an in-depth tutorial on all the steps of the research process.


Need to develop your idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, and what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.

Catalog Search

Click on the links below to get to books and ebooks in the library on topics related to sustainability.

Articles and Databases

New Books

Sustainability Mind Map

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