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POL 212 Environment and Politics

A guide to library resources for Prof. Regina Axelrod's course on the political, economic, and regulatory aspects of environmental issues

Improving Your Search Strategy

Improving Your Search Strategy

After you have done some background reading and formulated your research question it is time to begin searching in some of our databases for articles.  This tutorial will help you learn how to select keywords and improve your search strategy.

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SEARCH TIP: Ebscohost Database Limiter

For part #2 of this paper you will have to discuss two countries that are ndealing with your environmental issue.     Academic Search Complete an EbscoHost  databases  provides a limiter called 'GEOGRAPHY'.   Enter your topic run your search and then select the GEOGRAPHY limiter located in the left hand column of the screen. When the box opens select a country or area from the list that appears. Make sure you save your selection. The results retrieved will now limit the results to articles about your topic in the countries you selected.

Ebsco limiter