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Environmental Science and Studies Research Guide

This guide serves all of Iowa State's environmental programs as well as the many courses that share themes of sustainability, resource management, and environmental awareness.

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When starting your search it's important to do two things:

  1. Develop a list of search terms
  2. Look in the right places

To do this start with a general purpose database to help you develop your search terms. After you have your search terms developed you can move onto one of the subject databases on the the Science and Technology or Social Science and Humanities pages.

Scholarly Databases

Scholarly databases contain journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, meeting reports, and more. 

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General Purpose Databases

Controversy Databases

If your topic is "hot" or one that sparks debate and strong feelings, then you might want to check these specialty databases.

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Lorrie Pellack
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Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569