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ENVR 205: Find articles

How can I access databases?

Databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can use them on or off campus. If you are using them from off campus, you will be prompted to put in your SU username and password (the same one you use for Gull Net, MyClasses, or an SU computer).

In the research process: ARTICLES

  • Form an approach to tackling your assignment.
  • Use keywords related to your concept art's topic to search.
  • Explore the library's information resources.
  • Distinguish between popular and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Evaluate the information you are finding on your topic.  
  • Organize and manage the information you are finding & plan on using.
  • Create your 'proof of concept' based partially on the information you find.

Databases for Environmental Studies

These are a list of databases that may be useful to you and your research. You can find all of SU's databases on the By Subject and A-Z List

Newspapers are good sources for thing like public opinion and popular culture. 

But remember - if you are tasked to find scholarly/peer-reviewed sources, this is not where you should look!

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a good starting point for your research. It searches across many disciplines and sources. Link your Google Scholar to your library account to ensure access to articles that may otherwise be behind a paywall. Follow these instructions and the screenshot below:

  1. Click on the three bars in the top left corner to access your Google Scholar menu.
  2. Click on "Settings."
  3. Navigate to "Library links" in your list of settings. 
  4. Type in Salisbury University and check the boxes that come up.
  5. Click save. Your Google Scholar is now linked to Salisbury University's library resources. 

Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

Citation Linker

Getting Full Text

Some databases will have the full text of the entire article available within the database, others will only have a citation for the article. When there is only a citation available, you will see a yellow find it button. This button will give you options for getting a full text version of the article. If we have access to it in another database it will be linked there.

If it says "Not Available Online" then look for "Check Availability in SU Catalog"; if you see that then we may have a hardcopy version on the shelf in the library.

If you don't have either of those options then you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).