Academic Help: Environmental Studies
About the 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.
Finding More Sources in the Source Directory
To locate additional sources
- Go to the Sources/Browse option
- Click the radio button at the top for "News and Business Topics"
- Open the the "Environment" folder
- Select the desired sources
- Click "OK Continue" to open the Power Search form
Sources Added from LexisNexis Environment
In 2009, LexisNexis discontinued its LexisNexis Environmental product. The following sources were taken from that product and added to LexisNexis Academic in 2009. You can use the Subscription Links appearing below to go directly to each source.
- Aerometric Information Reporting System (AIRS)
- ELR News & Analysis
- Environmental Law Reporter - All Materials
- Environmental Law Reporter Administrative Materials
- Environmental Law Reporter Briefs and Pleadings Materials
- Environmental Law Reporter Environmental Statutes and Treaties
- Environmental Law Reporter Law Review Bibliography
- Environmental Law Reporter Litigation & Pending Litigation Materials
- Environmental Law Reporter Litigation Materials
- Environmental Site Records, All States
- Environmental Site Records, Federal
- Environmental Site Records, Federal and State
- EPA Records of Decisions for Superfund Sites (RODS)
- Facility Index System (FINDS)
- FIFRA & TSCA Tracking System (FTTS)
- Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) Site Records
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
- National Climatic Weather Data
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Facility Information
- National Priority List of Hazardous Waste Sites and Site Descriptions (NPL)
- No Further Remedial Action Planned (NFRAP)
- Potentially Responsible Parties (PRP) Superfund Enforcement Tracking System
- RCRA Corrective Action Record (CORRACTS)
- Resource Conservation & Recovery Information System (RCRIS)
- Solid Waste Site Records
- State Priority Lists (SPL)
- Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRIS)
- Underground/Aboveground Storage Tank Site Records