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BIO399/ENS399: Searching

Smart Searching

To save time and effort when searching the library's online databases, try these searching tips:

  • Brainstorm a variety of keywords to use when searching (global warming, climate change, environmental health)
  • Use quotes to search for a phrase ("colony collapse disorder")
  • Connect keywords with and (agriculture and environment
  • Use or to search synonyms (swine flu or H1N1)
  • Use * to get different word endings (ethic* will find ethics, ethical, and ethically, etc.)

Use the peer reviewed, scholarly, or refereed search limiters in databases.

Library Search--Books

Search for books and ebooks

Can't find the item you were looking for?

  • Search CLICnet for items at Bethel or partner libraries
  • Try WorldCat for a search of nearly all libraries

Search for Journals/Magazines

Basic Reference Sources

Not sure where to begin your research?

Try searching these online databases, which contain many biology and environmental science dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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Search Help

Check out our Library Help Center for help searching CLICnet, Scopus, and many other online databases.

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