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Environmental Science

This guide will help you get started with your library research in environmental science.

Searching Scientific Literature

The scientific literature consists of papers published in journals by scientists, reporting the results of their research.

Subscription databases and e-journal collections provide an easy way to search for articles on a research topic without knowing the titles of specific articles or even specific journals. It's like using a specialized search engine.

Article Databases for Environmental Science

Use these subscription databases to locate published research in environmental science.

Finding a Specific Article

To find a specific article for which you have a citation, use the Citation Search tool. 

Go to the Search Tools section of the Campbell Library homepage and select Citation Search. The Citation Search function is also available on the menu bar of the Library Search interface.

Fill out the form with the complete citation for the article - article title, author names, publication title, year, and volume/issue or DOI number.

Example: 

Prothero, Donald R. Species longevity in North American fossil mammals. Integrative Zoology, August 2014. Vol. 9, Iss. 4, pages 383-393.

Enter the citation into the appropriate fields in the online form, then click on Submit in the bottom right of the page.

For this example article, there are two databases which will take you to this article: EBSCO and Wiley. EBSCO doesn't have access to articles published in the past year, but this is a 2014 article so either database will work.

Click on one of the database links to access the article.