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ENVR 300 Research Methods: Lewis & Caviglia-Harris: Find Articles

Literature Review

This semester, knowing your way around our electronic search engine/databases to find journal articles is going to be particularly important!  The tutorial linked below walks you through the steps needed to search for quality journal articles in our library databases.  As you work your way though the tutorial, you will be searching *in real time* for journal articles on your own ENVR 300 research topic in both the Academic Search Ultimate and JSTOR databases. 

Completing this tutorial will earn you a Certificate of Completion - all of which will be sent to Emily for virtual collection!

In the research process: ARTICLES

This guide should help you:

Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)

Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.


Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.
Draft & revise with help from librarians & departments in the GAC

Library Search Engines

While Google Scholar is not listed below, it is still an important resource in your literature search!  Look to the Google Scholar tab to find out why, and how to best use it!

Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

Using the CRAAP Method to Evaluate Information

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