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US -11H - Environmental Science - Urbanization Research Guide-2016: Online Resources

Research Starters

START HERE! Use these sources to find background information about your topic.
Jot down important dates, keywords, and facts. REMEMBER TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN COMMON KNOWLEDGE AND WHAT REQUIRES A CITATION!

Encyclopedia Britannica

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You can BASIC SEARCH, IMAGE SEARCH or MIND MAP  when exploring your topic.

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Library Databases: Double check citations provided. Accuracy varies.

  • When searching, Ebsco Discovery Search: Limit searches to Full Text, limit Publication Date, Narrow down Source Types (newspaper, primary source, peer reviewed) or search by SubjectGeography, or Content Provider (a specfic database).
  • Creating a FREE account will save ALL of your searches! 
  • Science Resources in Context Useful Tips:
    • Click Advanced Search
      • This allows you to limit search results by document type, publication date, content type, Lexile reading levels, and more.
      • Type in your search term
      • For a scholarly journal, click Peer Reviewed, 
    • ​​To capture the URL for a specific article, use the Bookmark feature. You and others can revisit practically any page you choose after you’ve ended your current session.

Click HERE for more quick search tips.