HERS: Haskell Environmental Research Studies: Finding Articles

This guide provides academic, web, and government resources related to interdisciplinary research topics for the HERS program.


  • American Indian Culture and Research Journal
  • American Indian Law Journal
  • Climatic Change
  • Ecology
  • Environment and Society
  • Frontiers in Ecology and Environment
  • Journal of Indigenous Research
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal
  • Nature
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Nature + Culture
  • Oecologia
  • Science

Literature Searching Tips

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow you create searches that combine keywords and search terms for more relevant search results. 

  • AND - narrows the search by searching for both terms 
    • Ex. snowfall AND Montana, returns results that contain snowfall and Montana
  • OR - broadens the search by searching for either term
    • Ex. Apsaalooke OR Crow, returns results that contain either the Apsaalooke or Crow
  • NOT - narrows the search by excluding a term 
    • Ex. precipitation NOT rain, returns results that contain precipitation, but not rain

Searching Tips

Here are some general searching tips

  • Use quotation marks "x" to search a phrase
    • Ex. "climate change"
  • Use the wildcard symbol (usually an asterisk *) to search for alternate endings of words
    • Ex. snow* will also search for snows, snowfall, etc
  • Use parenthesis () to nest search terms and keywords
    • Ex. (Apsaalooke OR Crow) AND "climate change" AND snow*
  • You can combine Boolean searching with other searching tips (see above example)
    • Complex searches can be as ineffective as searches that are too simple because it can narrow your results too much

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