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

Getting to Full Text

Follow    (Find It button) or the "Find It at UW Madison" link in most databases to:

  • access online full text (when available)
  • see if the journal is available in print (Library Catalog)
  • request a copy of the article (PDF) if full text is not available online (Request a Copy link)

If you already have a citation, use this Citation Search to search for your article.

Selected Databases: Environment, Natural Resources

Selected Databases: Government, Law, Public Affairs, 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.