Choosing a database
When you are just beginning your research and/or you want some background, start in an interdisciplinary database such as:
For more advanced, research and technical articles, try a subject-specific database such as:
Remember to think of other discipline areas your topic may fall into. For example,
Key Databases in Environmental Sciences
- Academic OneFile: Academic OneFile is a major source of full-text articles 1980-date from the world's leading journals, magazines, and news and reference sources, in multiple disciplines. It includes extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, and medicine as well as full-text coverage of the New York Times 1985-date. Some audio files and broadcast transcripts from National Public Radio Programming are included. Updated daily.
- Science Direct: Contains original research articles in science, technology, engineering and medicine, as well as a selection of journals in the social sciences, humanities and business. Articles tend to be very technical. Full text starts in 1995.
- GreenFile (EBSCO): GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titlesincludes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
- Environmental Studies Policy Collection: A custom collection of nearly 700 journals providing coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.