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Water: Articles

Welcome to the Water Library Guide

The purpose of this guide is to support The Water School at FGCU. Use the tabs above to find articles, books, streaming videos and other resources related to water. Since the Water School is multidisciplinary, you may find the following library guides to be useful as well: Marine Science I Environmental Science and Studies I Sustainability Across the Curriculum I​ Civil and Environmental Engineering I Chemistry I Biology 

Databases for Finding Articles

Helpful Hints

  • Consider broader or narrower terms if needed.
  • For species, try common name and scientific name.
  • Try synonyms and alternate spellings, i.e. cancer OR carcinogen OR carcinogenic
  • Use quotes to search for an "exact phrase"
  • Use an asterisk (*) for truncation, i.e. educat* = educate, educated, education
  • Try searching different fields i.e. Title, Abstract, Subject etc.
  • Sort and narrow results by Publication Date, Source Type, Subject, etc.
  • Once you've found a relevant article:
    • Look at the citing and cited references to find more articles
    • Look at the conclusion for directions for future research

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Peer reviewed (or refereed) journals have been reviewed by a panel of subject experts, a researcher's "peers."  Peer reviewers scrutinize articles for significance, relevance, sound research design, accurate presentation, and clarity before they are accepted for publication.

Many databases allow searches to be limited to peer-reviewed journals. Look for a limit box to check for peer-reviewed or refereed. You can also use Ulrich's Intermational Periodicals Directory to check a journal's peer-reviewed status. Look for a referee jersey icon to indicate that a journal is peer-reviewed.