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:
      • *DECOMPOSITION (Chemistry)
      • *PYROLYSIS
      • *CHARCOAL
      • *ENVIRONMENTAL aspects
      • *CARBON sequestration
      • *CLIMATE change mitigation
      • *RENEWABLE energy sources
      • LIFE cycle costing
      • ECONOMIC aspects
    • 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 narrow results by limiters can be added or removed from the current search. Select the link to add the terms and select the "x" to remove them.

Life Cycle Assessment of Biochar Systems: Estimating the Energetic, Economic, and Climate Change Potential
Roberts, Kelli G.; Gloy, Brent A.; Joseph, Stephen; Scott, Norman R.; Lehmann, Johannes. Environmental Science & Technology, 1/15/2010, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p827-833.

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).

A Novel Method of Utmost Utilization of Renewable Energies for Environmental Protection
Amirthalingam, M. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, 2009, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p459-467.

Select PDF Full Text to view the article.

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).

Carbon-cycle feedbacks of changes in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation under future atmospheric CO2.
Zickfeld, Kirsten; Eby, Michael; Weaver, Andrew J. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Sep2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p3024

To find, select the LinkSource button . This article is available at the Wiley Online Library.

Drivers of Future Northern Latitude Runoff Change
ugent, Kelly A.; Matthews, H. Damon. Atmosphere -- Ocean (Taylor & Francis Ltd). Jun2012, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p197-206. 10p. DOI: 10.1080/07055900.2012.658505.
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