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Environmental Ethics: Searching

Selected resources for research in the area of Environmental Ethics

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.

Finding Search Terms

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries are great places to find search terms on a new topic:

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LigerCat can create a list of terms from the research literature in PubMed and the National Library of Medicine:

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Journal and Magazine Articles

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

Journal Finder


If the journal does not appear in this search or the available date range does not match the date you need, request the item via ILLiad.

E Reference

Try these online encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks for background, context, and definitions. They also usually include brief but excellent bibliographies that point you to further research on the subject.

Search Help

Check out our online database guides for help searching CLICnet, Scopus, and many other online databases.

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