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The databases listed here come from different disciplinary perspectives -- science, engineering, philosophy, and business.

Start with one or two terms and then add terms to narrow your results.

Some databases will provide a "Get it! Cornell" link to find the full-text. In other cases, you may need to search the catalog for either the book title or the journal and the year/volume/issue in which an article appears. No luck? Ask a Librarian! We're happy to help.

You can also try the Articles Search from the library home page. (You may need to use more specific terms since the Articles search does not have a disciplinary focus).

Research is iterative

Start with some of the key words and phrases of your research question.

Read through some of the articles you find, looking for additional ideas and key words that can be used to search again. Are there specific issues to pursue further? Different key words or concepts you might search?

Note: Some database records will also provide subject heading or descriptor terms to help narrow or broaden your search. Keep an eye out for these! They can also be extremely useful.

Examples:

"international labour organization" and green

"clean technology" and market*

"green technologies" and "sustainable development"

 

Selected Databases