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COMM 141 (Visual Rhetoric): Find Research About the Issue

Try Different Search Terms!

Be creative and try searching with synonyms, abbreviations, acronyms, or even scientific terms

You may also want to add one of these terms:

  • Public Opinion
  • Awareness
  • Attitudes

For health or safety topics, you could try:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Behavior

For environmental topics, remember alternative terms such as:

  • Climate change
  • Global warming
  • Green
  • Sustainable
  • Ecology (or ecosystem)
  • Impact

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For access to the full-text of an article (either in print or online), look for and click on the icon in our databases. This will open another window indicating where and how we may have access through Hekman Library.

Locate Full-Text: How-to

General Websites

For public health topics:

Because climate change has become politicized, it can be trickier to find general websites on environmental issues and problems, but these can be two places to start:

Scholarly Journal Articles

For scholarly research on public health topics:

For scholarly research on environmental topics, try these science databases:

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

You may also want to explore these two related subject-specific Oxford Research Encyclopedias: