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