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HNRS 106AB: Exploring Our National Parks

This library research guide highlights research and resources related to the assignments and content of HNRS 106A: Exploring Our National Parks course work.

Exploring Our National Parks - Further Research

Much of the information on the formation and designation of federal lands as "National Parks" (or monuments, historical sites, etcetera) can be gleaned from Government Reports, Documents, and proceedings.  

WSU Libraries are a Federal Depository Library which means that many of these reports are housed in Ablah Library.  You can search the WSU Libraries' Online Catalog for documentation regarding "National Parks," [you can filter results by "Government documents" on the right-hand side of the search results screen] - but you can also find MUCH MORE in the holdings of the library (including videos, books, and other resources) by following Call Numbers, Subject Headings, etcetera, in your quest to explore our National Parks and related conservational systems.

Some examples include:

WSU Libraries offers many Electronic Databases to explore Government Reports and Documents relating to our National Parks:

These sites allow you to select Government Departments and Agencies, Acts and Plans relating to conservation, National Park System, National Forest System, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, etcetera relating to governmental control and legal actions / proposals regarding federal lands.

For more information please visit the following WSU Libraries' Research Guides:

For news and media reports, scholarly articles, and scientific studies of National Parks, conservation activities, and endangered or threatened species or ecosystems consult the following Electronic Databases provided through WSU Libraries:

Finally for more documentaries, videos, and other forms of media relating to conservation, public land usage, and National Parks, try these Electronic Databases provided through WSU Libraries:

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