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Environmental Conservation

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Finding information for your ECo papers

To create a compelling story, you might want to investigate these three types of sources:

  1. Popular Magazines to get a view into what the public is reading; use the database Academic Search Premier
  2. Peer-reviewed scholarly research articles
  3. Government information for statistics and legislation; CRS reports are particularly helpful

Looking at popular magazines to scaffold information

When starting a research project, it is sometimes helpful to search popular magazines to scaffold information and learn the level of information communicated to a public audience.

The database Academic Search Premier is the ONLY database that will let you search specifically for magazine and trade publications.

Quick List of Databases for Environmental Conservation

Research databases help you find journal articles and many other types of publications. The best database to use is determined by your research topic. Consult Madeleine or Paulina for help!

Off-campus, log in with your UMass Amherst NetID

The databases listed are in ALPHABETICAL order, not in order of importance to your topic.

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the non-partisan public policy research arm of the United States Congress.

CRS experts prepare reports to assist members of Congress throughout the legislative process providing background information and data on public policy issues.

Using a citation manager to keep track of your research information

                             

Refworks is a tool that can be used to keep your citations and create a bibliography in many citation or journal styles.

Login at http://refworks.proquest.com

Refworks Resource Guide http://proquest.libguides.com/newrefworks/welcome

Doing a group project?  Share folders in Refworks to make group work easier.

Use the Refworks Write-N-Cite plug-in to write your paper, insert references, and create a bibliography at the end of the paper.