Academic Help: Environmental Studies
About the Environmental Studies Search Form
The Environmental Studies search form is located in the "Subject Areas" section of LexisNexis Academic. Use this search form to accomplish tasks like:
- Find Environmental News stories
- Research Environmental Law
- Find EPA information
The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "global climate change." This is useful when you need to browse several articles on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find articles that include more than one topic. For example you can type "Global Climate Change" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "polar bears" in another box.
One of the most efficient ways to narrow your results set is by specifying the date. If you're researching a current event, try narrowing the date to the last 6 months. If you're researching a past event, use the "Is Between..." option to set the dates yourself. Choosing a time period to search through will change your results drastically. You will be much more likely to find relevant results.
On the Environmental Studies search form, simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search.
Your other option is to use the "Edit in Power Search" link to navigate to the Power Search form. From there, you can add Boolean operators to your search like HLEAD() and BYLINE().
Your other option is to use the "Browse Sources" or "Find Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For example, if you wanted to search "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post" at the same time, simply click the "Find Sources" link, select the sources, and go from there. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.