• Sustainability and Environmental Studies: Databases

    A subject guide for Lindsey Wilson sustainability and environmental studies students.

    Recommended Databases


    Open Access Journals (a free resource!)

    Open access journals are journals freely available on the internet. It does not cost you anything to access articles and other research published in them! These journals are often peer-reviewed, so they provide a great place to perform academic research. Check out this selection of journals below. If you need an open access journal in a specific discipline, contact the library. 

    Google Scholar

    Google Scholar is useful when you are struggling to find the specific research you need in the databases Lindsey Wilson subscribes to OR if you want to find a copy of a specific article that Lindsey Wilson doesn't have. Google Scholar can help expand your research! 

    If you find something you like in Google Scholar, check to see if you can access the entire document. Sometimes, you can access a document for free!  If you hit a pay wall, DO NOT PURCHASE THE DOCUMENT. Try to find it in one of our general databases first: EBSCOJSTOR, or ProQuest. If you can't access the document in one of those databases, copy the citation into an email to InterLibrary Loan (ILL)..

    Email the library with additional questions.

    Google Scholar Search

    Periodical Databases

    Periodicals are a general term to describe materials published on a certain frequency. Magazines and newspapers fall in this category. Use these databases to find periodicals.