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EVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Science

Narrow by asking myself 5 simple questions...

4 minute how-to video by the Ohio State University Libraries explains 5 simple questions that will help you to narrow down your topic quickly: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Narrow My Topic

Narrowing Your Topic - Environmental Issues

As you are beginning to narrow down your topic, you will need to remember to make sure you consider the three tips below to help you narrow  below. 

  • Specific Geographical, Region or Country 
  • Historical - Time line 
  • Biological - Human, Animal , Plant.   (For Animal and Plant  make sure you specify the species /classification) .



eReference Books

eBooks & Books

All Subjects

Use "limit to peer review" or "limit to academic journals" to exclude popular magazines and newspapers from the results list.

Opposing View Points

Science Databases

Newspapers & Magazines

Search all 7 newspapers listed below as well as many other major daily newspapers by choosing the " ProQuest Newspapers" link, or focus your search by choosing just one newspaper from the list.

  • Los Angeles Time
  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Hartford Courant
  • Historical Hartford Courant ( 1764- 1922)
  • Wall Street Journal



U.S. Government WebSites

Finding and Evaluating Websites

Database Tips

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Citing Sources