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Safety 493: Air Pollution: Hazardous Air Pollutant assignment
An online research guide for use with Prof. Vosburgh's Safety 493 class
Use the Hazardous Air Pollutants list from the EPA to get the scientific name and the CAS number. These both may be useful to search.
You may also want to use Google Scholar to start your search. We don't have as much control over our search in Google Scholar, but it's BIG!
Don't pay for articles or other materials found on Google Scholar -- use this guide to connect Scholar to UWW resources.
Environmental Article Databases
Search in these databases for chemical information about the pollutant, as well as what it does to animals or the environment. (Human effects are going to be more common in the medical databases -- next box.)
Remember to search by Subject heading -- sometimes called Thesaurus or Subject Terms -- to find articles where your compound is a major subject, not just a word mentioned once or twice.
Multidisciplinary database with searchable author abstracts covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines.
Partial funding provided by UW System Shared Electronic Collection.
Search these databases for the human adverse effects or impacts of your air pollutant.
Remember that since several of these databases come from Ebsco, you can do a combination-search of multiple databases at once. (You can't effectively use Subjects when combining databases, however.) Look for the Choose Databases link above the search box:
MEDLINE with Full Text covers all aspects of biomedicine including nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. It provides full text for more than 1,470 journals that are indexed in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database.
Partial funding provided by Student Technology Fees.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides access to nearly 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also contains abstracts and indexing for a further 500+ journals.
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Peer Review in 3 Minutes
This video from North Carolina State University explains how the peer-review process works.