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Provides access to articles on climate change in newspapers and popular science magazines. Tips on where to search and how to search.
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ScienceDirect ... Setting Your Search


  1. Open ScienceDirect here (or access via library website “Databases A-Z”)
  2. Click on the “Advanced Search” option which is found in the gray tool bar to the right of the search boxes.

  3. Change the search option “All Fields” to “Abstract, Title, Keywords”
  4. Remove the check from the box in front of “Books” … but leave the “Journals box checked.
  5. Set the date range to either “2004 to present” … or change to “2010 to present”
  6. Now search!

Research Guide for Climate Change

ScienceDirect How-To (Handout)


Research vs Review

ScienceDirect is one of the few databases that will indicate whether an article is a research article (the type of article needed for this course - includes a methods section and a results section) or a review article (which simply gives an overview of many different research articles on a specific topic).


The following article is labeled an “Original Research Article.”  On closer inspection one finds both a “Methods” section and a “Results” section.  This is indeed a research article and the type of article needed for this class.






In contrast, the following article is labeled a “Review Article.”  On closer inspection one finds that it has neither a “Methods” section nor a “Results” section.  Though this article will provide a nice overview of other research concerning “climate change” and its effect on the ski industry – it is a review article - not a research article and thus not the type of article needed for this class. 




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