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Environmental Issues Research
Step 1: Find a topic...
Hot Topics and Current Issues
Step 2: Find background information about your topic. For this assignment, your best choices are:
Step 3: Use the online article databases (below) to find recent articles about your topic.
Article Databases for Environmental Research:
Academic Search Premier
Try improving your search results by...
Placing exact phrases in quotes. Ex: "endangered species"
Searching multiple terms at the same time. Ex: "endangered species" AND "global warming"
Using the Subject (Thesaurus Terms) from your initial search results to narrow and focus your next search results
If the resulting articles seem too complicated, use the "Narrow Results by - Source Types" option at left, and select "Magazines"
Research Library (ProQuest)
Within your initial seach results, refine your search by using the "Suggested Topics" or by "Source Type" (scholarly journals, magazines, etc.)
Star: Current week's articles
News Watch: Articles from the ethnic, minority and native presses.
Source: Articles from various newspapers, including the Arizona
Daily Star (09/29/2001 to present), as well as TV and radio transcripts
Newspapers: Articles from various newspapers, including the New
York Times (2002-current