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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start:

  • Environment Complete
    Offers comprehensive coverage in areas such as agriculture, environmental technology, ecosystem ecology, marine science, pollution and waste management, renewable energy, and urban planning. Includes journals and monographs, many of which are in full text.
  • GreenFILE
    Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, with scholarly, government, and general-interest publications on topics such as global climate change, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. The database provides indexing and abstracts, as well as open access full text for many of the articles.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    Reporting and analysis of domestic and international issues in the news, including health, social trends, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports include background and chronology; tables and maps; and a pro-con debate. Simultaneous user limit:50.
  • Science Journals  Icon
    Science Journals contains full text and citations in general science. Subjects include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry. Includes: charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements. Contains images. Coverage: 1986 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Science in Context  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Science in Context contains articles from full text academic journals, science-related magazines and newspapers, multimedia records including pictures, and illustrations.Contains audio and video clips and images.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • All Databases for Environmental Studies . . .

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:

("global warming" AND Extinction) AND (Geography OR Geology)

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Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.


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