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BIOL/ESCI 304 - Ecology

A guide for BIOL/ESCI 304 students researching environmental topics in the library and on the internet.

Searching for Articles Using Research Databases

Tips for searching for an article

  • Use one of the databases listed below.
  • Check the home page of this subject guide for information about choosing words to use for your search terms.

I found an article.  How do I find more?

  • Check for keywords. There might be synonyms that will help you find more articles. There might also be keywords that will help you narrow your search.
  • Look through the article's references. You should be able to find citations to older, helpful articles there.
  • Search databases for more articles by the same author(s). The author likely has published other articles on the topic.
  • If you have a couple of weeks to a couple of months before your project is due, consider signing up for a search alerts or table of contents alerts. Many of the databases have them and you may be able to incorporate the latest research into your project!

Below are databases and subject categories you might want to start with:

Helpful Research Databases

Helpful Subject Categories of Research Databases

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