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Water: Integrative Learning Community: Welcome

Guide to support research for integrated assignments in Sociology and English around the topic of water.

Research Pieces to Process


This research guide provides tutorials, resource lists, tips and links for students doing research in the field of sociology, and the interdiciplinary topic of water. 

  • Seek a variety of sources to be sure your information is accurate
  • Choose information carefully for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose
  • Ask a librarian if you need help
  • Help other students by adding comments to this guide

A Poem for Water

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.