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VA Junior Academy of Science Resources: Environmental Science
Links to freely accessible sources of literature for the VA Junior Academy of Science program.
Reading scientific articles can be hard: they are full of technical terms and methodologies. However, reading review articles and communications can be a great way to get into the literature. When searching databases and journals, keep an eye out for review articles and start with those!
"American Journal of Environmental Sciences is an international peer reviewed journal, presents original research articles, reviews, and letters in all areas of environmental studies and environmental sciences."
"Environmental Evidence facilitates rapid publication of systematic reviews and evidence syntheses on the effectiveness of environmental management interventions and on the impact of human activities on the environment."
"Global Ecology and Conservation is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal covering all sub-disciplines of ecological and conservation science: from theory to practice, from molecules to ecosystems, from regional to global. The fields covered include: organismal, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; physiological, evolutionary, and behavioral ecology; and conservation science. "
There are some Internet resources that could be useful in your information gathering. Be sure to critically evaluate the source! Is the site current? Relevant? Do you know who the author is? Can you verify the information? Is the information objective?
Searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history
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