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Fish ecology and conservation assignment
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Getting the article

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- shows where the full text of your article is online if the libraries have it

- or, shows library catalog listing if we might have it in paper

- or helps request it via Interlibrary Loan.


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Best article databases for fish ecology & conservation

For the Fisheries assignment, try GREENR: Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
Groups information by type of publication:
    e.g., academic journal articles, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, etc. 

Or use Environment Index - for articles from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950s- present.

More 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. Citations from journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports. 1970-present.

CAB Abstracts
Indexes journal articles and other material on applied biology, including fisheries, from the British Commonwealth
Agricultural Bureaux. 1910 forward.

Other useful databases, specific to general:

Oceanic Abstracts - Technical literature on marine and brackish-water environments from 1981 on.
Zoological Record - Animal research from 1864 forward.
Biological Abstracts - 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."


Search strategies

Find articles in databases in the box ==>

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!

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