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Library Worksheet

Library Worksheet

CI 11D: Environmental Issues

Name:       

Date:

  1. List some possible search terms related to your research topic.


  2. Use the terms listed above to search in Wilson Web’s OmniFile using SearchPlus. Limit the Subject Area to "General Science (Complete)" and enter your terms appropriately. Use Boolean operators as needed to limit your search (overpopulation or population growth; water pollution and industrial waste).
  3. Search term(s):

    Results:
    a. Total number of articles found:

    b. Number available in full text (from 1st 10):

    c. For items not available in full text, how do you determine if Abell Library has a specific journal title?

     

     Search term(s):

    Results: Total number of articles found: 

  4. From the results of your previous searches, list any additional search terms you discovered within the abstract or full-text article:

  5. Choose one electronic article or abstract found in the searches above and cite the article using the format prescribed in Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences:
  6. Last Name of Author Initials. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of Journal [use full title if you don't know the abbreviated version] vol (issue no.): page-page.

    Example:
    Ralston DL. 1998. Heavy metal toxicity: facing unreasonable limits. Water Environ

Technol 10(9):12.

 

Search term(s):

Results:
a. Total number of articles found:

b. Number available in full text (from 1st 10):

Search term(s):

Results: Total number of articles found:

List any additional search terms you discovered within the subject headings, abstracts, or full-text articles in your search results for number 5:

 

Note: Print out or email any citations or full-text articles from either database that you need to use for your research project.

Click on ‘Search’ on the Netscape toolbar to search in an Internet search engine. Select Exciteand search for "Environmental pollution." Repeat in the Alta Vista search engine.

Results:

Excite:

Alta Vista:

How do the results differ from your previous searches in periodical databases, such as Wilson’s OmniFile or Academic Search Complete?

If you have any questions about periodical databases, Abell Library's catalog, or other library resources, please ask a Reference Librarian.

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