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Environmental Science Resources

description of library and internet resources useful for research in environmental topics

Research Guide and Research Workshop Overview

This page lists and describes resources for assignments in the ES 3310 Scientific and Technical Writing course, taught in the Fall 2021 semester, by Dr. David Turner. 

Topics included in Research Workshop - Day 1 on Friday, August 21, 2021:
  • Background Sources
  • Articles, Journals, Databases
    • ​how to search and what you will find when searching SciTech Premium Collection and Science Direct 
    Testing Remote Database Access
  • Hands-On search for articles, reporting your results using Padlet
Topics included in Research Workshop - Day 2 on Monday, August 23, 2021:
  • Searching Discover and locating additional articles via Google Scholar.
  • Citations 
    • Discuss various support tools for citation. Includes link to the Zotero citation software to manage your documents during your research process.
  • Borrow from Other Libraries
    • ​How to verify that the Blume Library does not have the source you need, including Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Hands-On search for articles, reporting your results using Padlet

Review on your own later:

  • Other pages in this Research Guide

We will discuss research strategies, primarily focusing on journal articles, in the research workshop. I encourage you to explore this guide for more resources in your own time outside of the workshop.

StMU Research Scholars projects guide contains resources for your project, including image sources and citation tips.

In-Class Padlet Activities

SciTech Premium Collection - ProQuest

SciTech Collection - ProQuest

ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect database

Test Remote Access

We will test your remote access to ensure that you are able to login to access databases, eBooks, and other library subscription materials. 

Username: your Rattler ID number without the S000. Start with the first non-zero digit. EX: 55555

Password: your last name


If necessary, email us if you have problems with your remote access.

Send your name, ID number, and a message telling us what problem you are having.  We will endeavor to fix the problem.

Discover: Find articles, books, and more...

Discover at the Blume Library log

Use Discover to search almost everything.

Advanced Search | What is Discover?

Discover: Locating Citations

Discover and other EBSCO databases, includes Work Cited citations that you can copy and paste.  You will find citations when you click on a specific article or book record. The Cite tool is in the right column. Click on it and copy and paste whichever citation style you need.  Note: You will still need to add parenthetical citations in your paper. Or, use a tool like Zotero to manage your citations.

image from Discover showing the Cite feature on a book record

Journals List

Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper?

Use Journals List to search for the title of a journal, magazines, or newspaper and determine if the library offers online access or print access to that publication.

Search: Journals List

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

See our search tips in the Google for Scholars guide.