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POL 40440: U.S. Environmental Politics and Policies: Finding Scholarly Articles

Finding Scholarly Articles

Below are the two databases that are best suited to researching articles on Environmental Politics and Policies. Though there are many other databases available, some of which may also appropriate to your topic of interest, you are REQUIRED to use one of these two databases for at least your initial research assignment. 

Congressional Research Reports

When compiling your sources for the Policy Brief, you might want to check to see if the Congressional Research Service has compiled a research report on the topic.

Getting the Article

Many of our databases will give you the full-text of the article, but that is not always the case.  If the full-text of the article is not available in the database you are looking at, try these options:

  • look for the FIND IT icon:  if the database does not have the full-text, you still might be able to get it from another of our resources.  If we have full-text available, FIND IT will lead you to it. 
  • if you already have a citation, you can check to see if we have a particular journal (in print or electronic full-text) by using the Journal Finder  Search by the journal name -- you will need to know the year, volume, issue and pages you need.
  • If we don't have an article in electronic full-text, but DO have it in print, you can request a copy be scanned and emailed to you.  You can find out more on the Article E-Delivery page.