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Finding a Peer-Reviewed Article
Now that you have more of an idea of what a peer-reviewed scientific journal is, you can log into the Environment Complete library database. When searching for a specific phrase, it is best to use quotation marks. Searching for a phrase like ocean acidification without quotes would return any article with the keywords "ocean" and "acidification", including some that are not actually about "ocean acidification."
Choose an article published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past five years. You can limit your results from the search page by selecting the checkbox for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and by restricting the date range (see image below). The Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) search option is not perfect, so you will still have to use your judgment to decide if an article really is peer reviewed.
Full text for over 820 journals on agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.
A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.
This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information.