For the Fish assignment, these 2 have more popular press articles, along with scientific/scholarly ones.
More mostly scientific literature for fisheries:
Aquatic Science Collection
Journal articles, book chapters, reports, and conference proceedings published in the field of aquatic science, some in full text, 1965-present.
Broad coverage of "applied biology" including aquaculture and fisheries. Incluldes journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports. 1970-present.
Indexes journal articles and other material on applied biology, including fisheries, from the British Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. 1910 forward.
Zoological Record - Animal research from 1864 forward.
BIOSIS Citation Index - Biology research from 1969 forward.
Biological and Agricultural Index - Research literature from 1984 forward.
Web of Science; Science Citation Abstracts - High impact research in all sciences from 1900 forward. Search by "cited reference."
Find articles in databases in the box above
Tips to find species info:
1. Search both common and scientific names.
Scientific articles may use one, the other, or both
Connect them with OR - for example:
Brook trout or Salvelinus fontinalis
Using or makes the results set bigger.
2. To find habitat or life history info, link terms using AND:
(Brook trout or Salvelinus fontinalis) and
(habitat or life history)
Using and makes the results set smaller.
The parentheses ( ) makes the logic work. If you don't understand how, please ask!
3. Use a wildcard, e.g. the asterisk (*), question mark (?) or dollar sign ($) to widen your search. Each platform has its own rules.
In EBSCO databases, fish* will find anything starting with F-I-S-H
including fish, fished, fishing, fisher, fisheries, etc.
Some platforms, including Google/Google Scholar, do this automatically (without a symbol).