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Environmental Studies: ES 196

ES 196 Online Tutorial

The library research instruction for this course is "flipped."ES 196 pre-class tutorial

  1. Complete the ES 196 online tutorial BEFORE class on Monday, 9/12/22.
  2. Your class will meet in the library (LIB 014, lower level) on Monday, 9/12/22. Bring a laptop!

The tutorial will remain available all semester so you can review it as needed.

Library access to mainstream news

New York Times - Group pass allowing unlimited online access (activation directions); Access past articles through MUSCAT Plus

Wall Street Journal - Group pass allowing unlimited online access (activation directions); Access past articles through MUSCAT Plus

Washington Post - Access news articles from the daily Washington Post. Journalists report on politics, business, world national news, and more. Coverage goes back on a rolling 15 year basis. NOTE: Account creation is not necessary. The library provides site/remote access but ads will appear alongside news articles.

USA Today - Access past articles through MUSCAT Plus


Need even more news? See our News research guide.

Database recommendations for ES 196

ProQuest Central is an interdisciplinary database that contains a mix of scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

Use built-in features to filter out noise. You can limit by:

  • peer-reviewed
  • scholarly journals
  • articles
  • publication date
  • language

Use quotation marks to search phrases ("air pollution"), and asterisks to truncate words (environment*).

Use the Cite button to get an auto-generated citation. APA 6th edition is closest to the Environment Studies departmental style, but you still need to proofread.


Environment Complete

If you don't find the sources you need in ProQuest Central, my next recommendation is Environment Complete. This database doesn't cover as many sources as ProQuest, but the sources are very focused on the environment.

More research tutorials from Musselman Library

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This guide was created for ES 196, Environmental Science & Society, Fall 2022, by Janelle Wertzberger.