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WRT 070 - West - Developmental Writing: Environmental Issues

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:

Search tips:

  • 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

Search tips:

  • If the resulting articles seem too complicated, use the "Narrow Results by - Source Types" option at left, and select "Magazines"

Search tips:

  • Within your initial search results, refine your search by using the "Suggested Topics" or by "Source Type" (scholarly journals, magazines, etc.)

Newspaper Databases

Arizona Daily Star: Current week's articles