Finding an Article using Environment Complete

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Environment Complete contains covers topics, such as ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, and more. Some items are provided Full-Text in the database; others can be located elsewhere using the LinkSource button. If you are off-campus, use the proxy server by accessing Environment Complete using the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site.

Looking Articles on a Topic


Example 1 - Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

Enter fossil fuel in the first textbox and climate change in the second (live search).

Using the singular form will allow the system to search for the plural and possessive forms automatically. To search the exact phrase, use "". To perform a more limited search, use a subject search instead of keyword or select any item in the limit your Results section. The Peer Review checkbox was selected for this search.

Helpful Tips

  • View the Abstract without Leaving the Search Results - If you are unsure if a title is relevant, you can hover over the magnifying glass to view the beginning of the abstract. The window also revels the first few subject terms.
  • Finding Subject Terms
    • The most relevant subject terms to the results set are listed on the left in the Subject: Thesaurus Term section.
    • Subjects of interesting articles can be found by selecting the title. Terms could be used in search to find like articles.
    • Subject terms can be found by searching the thesaurus. The thesaurus provides the official terminology of the database (Thesaurus from menu). The thesaurus terms are indicated above with a * character.
  • Using Filters - Any of the Refine Results limiters can be added or removed from the current search. Select the link to add the terms and select the "x" to remove them.

Renewables, nuclear, or fossil fuels? Scenarios for Great Britain’s power system considering costs, emissions and energy security.
Pfenninger, Stefan; Keirstead, James. Applied Energy. Aug2015, Vol. 152, p83-93. 11p. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.102.

Notice there is not a PDF or HTML Full Text link available. Select the LinkSource button to find the article, which is available at the Electronic Journal Center (EJC).

Example 2 - Meridional overturning circulation and climate change, as well as MOC and the carbon cycle
There is a subject term climatic changes; however, it is possible this could be too restrictive of a search. A particular article could pertain to climate considerations, but does not have the subject term climatic changes.

Enter (SU "climatic changes" OR (climate N3 change) OR SU "Carbon Cycle") in the first textbox. Enter (Meridional overturning circulation or MOC) in the second textbox.



The command SU notifies the system that the following word or phrase should be searched in the subject terms. The dropdown can be used to indicated the same. The SU command was used in this case in order to have a keyword proximity search on the same line (find climate within 3 words of change in the title, subject, abstract, etc - climate N3 change).

Icebergs not the trigger for North Atlantic cold events.
By: Barker, Stephen; Chen, James; Gong, Xun; Jonkers, Lukas; Knorr, Gregor; Thornalley, David. Nature. 4/16/2015, Vol. 520 Issue 7547, p333-336. 4p. 11 Graphs, 2 Maps. DOI: 10.1038/nature14330.

To find, select the LinkSource button . This article is available at the publisher's Web site.

Exceptional twentieth-century slowdown in Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation.
Rahmstorf, Stefan; Feulner, Georg; Schaffernicht, Erik J.; Box, Jason E.; Mann, Michael E.; Robinson, Alexander; Rutherford, Scott. Nature Climate Change. May2015, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p475-480. 6p. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2554
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The current year is not available to us, so we must Request through interlibrary loan. After you login (or after your set-up a free account) it will partially fill out this form for you when you use this link. Be sure to check the information is right – The more correct the information, the faster you will get the article..

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