Finding an Article using Environment Complete

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Environment Complete contains 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 an item 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 in the Subject: Thesaurus Term section under Refine Results.
    • Subjects of interesting articles can be found by selecting the article title. These subject terms could be used to find like articles.
    • Subject terms can be found by selecting Thesaurus from the main menu. The thesaurus provides the official terminology of the database. 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 hyperlink 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.
LinkSource button

There is not a PDF or HTML Full Text hyperlink 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 SU command was used instead of the dropdown in order to have a keyword search on the same line. The command, N3, forces climate and change to be within three words of each other in any order (i.e changes in climate OR climate 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.
LinkSource button

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 hyperlink. Be sure to check the information is right – The more correct the information, the faster you will get the article.

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