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EES 112: Environmental Science - Ranhofer: Find Sources

Resources, help, and tips for Dr. Ranhofer's Environmental Science class.

Recommended Databases

These databases below are your best bets for finding quality information resources in the Environmental Science.  Databases are the best place to go to find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles when you know your topic.  Many databases also include scholarly books, dissertation abstracts, patents, conference proceedings, and more.

Carefully review the citation and the full-text to determine what type of resource you are working with.


You can search for print and online books using the library catalog. You can also browse eBook collection or search within them using the links below.

Google Search Breakdown

Google can be a great resource for finding overviews, reports, and government information. But a basic Google search is going to bring back a lot of biased junk, conspiracy theories, and more. Search Google smarter by using the advanced tricks below to limit sites, domains, remove keywords, specify dates, and more.

Advanced Google Techniques explained

Google Web Search

When to Use Google Versus Google Scholar