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ENSP 330: Introduction to Environmental law

research guide for ENSP 330

Law Review Articles

Law review articles are the equivalent of scholarly, academic journals for the law.
The articles are generally very long and research-intensive and will provide many footnotes and references to other articles, cases, laws...
Notice information about the author - professor / researcher / student. Be sure to look at the database help screens / search tips

Since the databases for law reviews provide the fulltext, you will need to try different search strategies. You can start by limiting words to the title and if you do not retrieve enough articles, broaden the search to the text.

In addition, if using the - and - connector retrieves too many documents, use proximity searching. See the HeinOnline and Nexis Uni tabs for details.

Make sure the library settings include:

University of Maryland Libraries - Find @ UMD
Open WorldCat Library Search

Follow this path:
Library Links
Use the search box and type in University of Maryland Libraries
Be sure to use the one noted above: Find @ UMD

keyword search:
can use phrases
truncation *

"migratory bird treaty" "take prohibition" energy deaths


Getting Documents:  You can download, print, email, send to Dropbox 
Look for the symbols at the top of the results page
Nexis Uni Print Mail...

Example Search:
"public trust doctrine" w/5 "climate change"


Nexis Uni Law Reviews Results

Search strategies:
AND / OR need to be capitalized

Proximity Searches • Proximity searches allow you to find words which are with a specific distance from one another. To conduct a proximity search, use the tilde symbol, ~, at the end of a phrase. To search for “watershed” and “planning” within 10 words of each other in a document use the search: “watershed planning”~10

You can also limit to section types: articles / legislation / cases...

This search focusing on: Does the take prohibition of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act apply to projects (such as energy projects) that may inadvertently cause bird deaths?

Try different combinations of words and connectors

Use the Text field
"take prohibition bird"~10  AND
kill* OR  death*                   AND
energy OR wind OR oil 

"migratory bird treaty act"   AND
"take prohibition" ~5           AND
kill* OR death*                  AND
energy OR wind OR oil


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