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Evaluating info sources

Examine the source of your information - is it reliable, and current?

Tips for Evaluating Sources
from the publisher, Bedford/St. Martins. Includes webpages.

Evaluating Electronic Information Sources (PDF)
from Purdue Univ. Writing Center


Environmental News

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QuickList of Env Sci Research Databases

IMPORTANT: Accessing databases from off-campus requires log-in with your OIT user and password.

Environment Index
Citations to articles on the environment from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950’s- present.

Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.

Indexes articles in "applied biology" including all aspects of agriculture, and conservation, extension & education. From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. 1970-present.

CAB Abstracts
Source for journal articles and other material on land use: agriculture, forestry, biotechnology, agricultural economics, tourism, nutrition, etc., 1910-present.

Engineering Village
Comprehensive access to engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present.

Scholarly articles, books, dissertations, maps, and reports relating to geological sciences, 1785-present.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
Public and social policy literature in political science, international relations, social sciences. Articles, government documents, reports, 1915-.

Web of Science
Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.


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