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This guide supports students and faculty in the Geological and Environmental Sciences program at WMU.

Find sources

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  • Keyword tool: This tool from the University of Texas at Austin guides you through the process of creating a keyword search.
  • Using Boolean logic: This pdf from teh University of Toronto explains how to use AND, OR, NOT, " ", * , and other modifiers in your search.

laptop iconChoose a database (or use Library Search)

  • Databases: specialized resources to find scholarly sources about a specific area, such as sciences, agriculture, medicine, etc.
  • Library Search: search the entire library's holdings, including books and articles.

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How do you know if your sources are credible?

globe iconGet sources from outside WMU

If a source you need is not available in our library, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

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If you aren't finding the articles you need, or are unable to access the articles you find, contact a librarian.

Geoscience databases


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Micaela Carignano
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