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ENSP 330: Introduction to Environmental law

research guide for ENSP 330

Always think about different  ways to say the same thing. Start with your own keywords to describe your topic, then within results, look at the abstract and subject headings to identify additional keywords to use.

Search Strategies:

 use quotes around a phrase
"clean water act"
"dusky gopher frog"
"critical habitat designation"
"endangered species act"
"hydraulic fracturing"
"hydraulic fracking"
"public trust doctrine"


use the * to retrieve variations of a word 
contaminat* = contaminate or  contaminants or contamination
designation* = designation or designations
bird* = bird or birds

regulation* = regulation or regulations
environment* = environment or environmental or environmentally
"legal right*" = legal right or legal rights
ecosystem* = ecosystem or ecosystems
 

combine word/s using connectors.

OR: either term/s are included (to connect synonyms or like concepts)
"climate change" or "global warming"
"greenhouse gas emissions" or "climate change"
"legal standing" or "legal rights"
"hydraulic fracturing" or "hydraulic fracking" or hydrofracking

"dusky gopher frog" or "Mississippi gopher frog" or "Lithobates sevosus"

AND: all terms must be included (to connect concepts) 

("hydraulic fracturing" or "hydraulic fracking") and "federal land*"
"clean water act" and "water transfers rule"
"public trust doctrine" and "climate change"
"critical habitat designation*" and  "dusky gopher frog"

 

additional concepts to add
legislation
law
"government policy"
"environmental aspects"
policies
policy
regulation*

 

Put it all together:
Topic:
 
Is the public trust doctrine a viable legal theory for addressing the harms associated with climate change?

"public trust doctrine" and "climate change"
using the Web of Science
example search and result:


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