What do you want to find out? Phrase it as a question.
can gas emmissions from cows, sheep or other ruminants be controlled?
Identify keywords or concepts. (consider alternative terms & synonyms)
cows or sheep or ruminants
control or inhibit or mitigate
Database most appropriate for this topic: BIOSIS
Use the default Search function
Do a topic (keyword) in each of the search boxes; use truncation on word stems. Leave the drop down menu between boxes on AND.
cow* or sheep or ruminant*
control* or inhibit* or mitigat*
Use the Refine Results side panel to reduce the number of hits, if needed.
Determine if the UW has the journal. In BIOSIS, click on the purple button….like this
If full text electronic access is available, a window with a link (or links) to the electronic content will open:
If the article is not available full text online, this window will open, with an option to search the UW Libraries catalog for the journal:
Natural Sciences Library Reference Desk
Connect to real-time online reference (Q&A Live) or use the e-mail request form
An introduction to research skills