Use the Library Catalogue to find books on your topic. Books will provide good background and context for your topics.
Try Keyword searches such as:
- Three Gorges Dam
- environment* and protest and China
The asterisk (*) will find all the variant word endings for the particular stem you've given (ie, environment* will find environment, environments, environmental, etc.).
Or, try some of the following Subject headings (and find more of your own):
To search for books by subject heading, use the Browse Search option in the SFU Library Catalogue, then select Subject browse from the drop-down menu.
- China - environmental conditions
- Environmental policy - China
- Social policy - China
- China - Social conditions
- Olympic Games 29th 2008 Beijing China
- China - environmental policy
- Water conservation - China
- China - Rural conditions
China's Reform - Ebook Series - Search through a collection of ebooks on China from Gale Publishing.
Use the following databases to find journal articles on your topic:
- GEOBASE (covers all Geography topics)
- Academic Search Premier (multidisciplinary)
- Environment Complete (Environmental Studies)
- ELDIS Gateway to Development Information
- Sociological Abstracts (Sociology)
- Web of Science (extensive database of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities journal articles)
- Google Scholar (multidisciplinary)
These specific journals are noted in your list of readings. Access them online and browse by issue or run keyword searches on your topic.
- China Quarterly (note: December 1998, no. 156 - Special Issue: China's Environment)
- Land Degradation and Development
- Development and Change
- Asian Survey
- World Development
- Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Use the following databases to find newspaper articles, past and present:
- PressReader (international; only last 30-60 days)
- Canadian Newsstream (Canadian newspapers)
- Alternative Press Index (alternative media)
- Nexis Uni (worldwide news index)
- Factiva (international full text news database - includes the South China Morning Post and China Weekly News)
Find government documents, research reports, alternative news articles. Here are a few places to start:
- China Environment Forum - Wilson Center
- Governments on the Web: China (People's Republic)
- Internet Guide for Chinese Studies - See especially Environment, under Geography --> Physical geography
- Asian Development Bank - includes statistics and publications on economic and social development. Use Publications tab and search box.
- World Resources Institute - China
- chinadialogue (online blog - UK)
- Environment 360 (Yale) (frequent stories on China)
- China Digital Times (newspaper)
SFU Library has several databases that provide other kinds of material on China:
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development Project (CCICED)
100 documents since 1993 including task force reports, issue papers, recommendations, and more.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996
Translated transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news from around the world, including Asia.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
You may also want to check theses and dissertations for additional information on your topic.