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F&W ECOL 515: Natural Resources Policy (Spring 2021) : Scientific Literature & Data

Finding Full Text

From our licensed databases, follow the "Find It" button or the "Find It at UW Madison" link from an article record.

Select a link to Full Text Online. The link may take you directly to the article or you may need to browse an archive to desired volume and issue.

If the Find It panel indicates No Full Text Online, request a copy of the article from the library (Interlibrary Loan services).

Select Request a Copy and log in with NetID. Complete and submit the request form. Once processed, you will receive an email message with a link to log in to download your copy.

Selected Databases: Environment, Natural Resources

Selected Databases: Government, Law, Political Science, Social Science

Searching Tips for Library-Licensed Databases

  • Use AND to combine search terms; retrieve records with those terms, in any order: friends AND communication
  • Use OR to combine similar search terms or synonyms: friends OR peers
  • Use quotation marks ( " ") to search a required phrase: "interpersonal communication"
  • Use an asterisk ( * ) to retrieve singular and plural forms or suffixes for search terns: friend* = friend, friends, friendly or friendship
  • Review "subject headings" or "descriptors" to identify additional and useful search terms.
  • Apply limits or filters to your results (by date, document type, or other). 

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is Google's search engine for finding articles from a variety of source providers--publishers, professional societies, institutional repositories. While there may be some GS full-text, save Scholar preferences to access our Libraries' subscriptions. If following our library link to GS, above, no setting will be necessary.

From off-campus and entering GS directly (, then set your library link preference:

  • Select Scholar Preferences.
  • Search for the name of your library in the Library Links section (for example, enter UW Madison).
  • Check boxes for your campus library system and Open WorldCat “Library Search”.
  • Click Save Preferences in order to generate an active "Find It at UW-Madison" link.