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Article Databases

Here are a few places you can find articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. From off campus you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.).

Additional Article Databases

Here are some databases that focus on more specific aspects of environmental science:

Periodical Types

Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weekly, monthly, quarterly). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals which:

  • Provide detailed information about a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Report on events, issues, or scholarly research.
  • Are good sources for current or recent information.

Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.

More information on finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

Search Tips

Magazine, journal, and newspaper focus on a specific aspect of a topic.  Therefore, what you type into the search box needs to be specific.

Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

anorexia AND control

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

"eating disorders" AND control

Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using control* as a search term will include results that refer to control, controls, controlled, controling.



 In PsycINFO, limit results by Methodology or Age Group in the "Only Show Content Where" box:

psycnet limiting

Where's the Rest of the Article?

Sometimes an article database, such as Academic Search Complete or PsycINFO, only provides a citation for an article but not the complete text.  NOVA might have the complete text of the article in a different database, though Click here to learn how to find out.


Why can't I just use Google?

This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases. 

Click the  icon located in the bottom right corner to watch the video in fullscreen mode.