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Water Pollution, Pollutants and Public Health

This LibGuide provides information resources about aquatic pollutants and their effects on living organisms including humans.

Where to look for articles?

 One Search  can find articles on your topics. If you search  for articles using One Search, make sure to check the box "Journal Articles only" for retrieval  of articles published in journals. 

For articles in various publications, such as peer-reviewed journals, magazines, news papers, conference proceedings and reports, you should search the following databases individually.

For newspaper articles, search the following databases:

National Newspaper Index

New York Times (Proquest)

Newspaper Source


New York State Newspapers

Google Scholar is another good source to locate scholarly articles on your topic. Searching and finding articles on Google scholar can be cumbersome as it retrieves a lot of documents and many of them are not available free online. If you find a good citation by searching Google Scholar, look for the full-text link on the right hand side of your computer screen .  You can link your PC to AU Libraries to retrieve full-text from Adelphi Libraries Electronic journals and databases. If there is no link to retrieve the full-text of the article or it is not freely available on the internet, check the library catalog to find out whether AU Libraries have the journals in print.


If you cannot locate the full-text of the articles in AU Libraries electronic and print journal collections, use the free Interlibrary Borrowing Service at AU Libraries.