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ENR 1001 Guide

Class Presentation


The ENR 1001 slideshow video, an introduction to library research for this lab, is on YouTube


Biology 2008 Intro



When searching for journal articles, a database is usually the best place to begin. Databases collect articles from a large number of journals in one place. 

Key Resources

  • Scopus
    Scopus, a multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of studies."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Agricola (National Agricultural Library Catalog)
    AGRICOLA "provides U.S. and international coverage of information sources in agriculture, life sciences and related fields. Based on the U.S. National Agriculture Library collection."
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
    Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) "is a comprehensive database on the science, technology, and management of marine, brackishwater, and freshwater environments and resources."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • BIOSIS Citation Index (Including Biological Abstracts)
    BIOSIS Citation Index is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It includes cited references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms. It also covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest)
    The Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database is an interdisciplinary resource of quality, curated A&I combined with full-text content from scholarly journals, trade journals, conference proceedings, and other sources. The coverage extends Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) by providing a sizable element of full-text access along with comprehensive discovery through the extensive abstracts and indexes structured using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. For coverage of aquatic science, the collection features the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).

    Content Types: Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Books, Conference Papers and Proceedings, Government & Official Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Other Sources, Reports, Tables, Wire Feeds, Working Papers, Video and Audio.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Forestscience (formerly
    Covering the forestry literature from 1939 to the present, this combines AgroForestry Abstracts, Forestry Abstracts and Forest Products Abstracts. Covering all aspects of forestry including agroforestry, deforestation, ecology, economics, land use, logging, management, silviculture, social, tree biology, urban, and wood properties, this is a key resource for forest and wood science. A portion of this database is also referred to as TREECD.
    4 simultaneous users.
  • Forrester Research UNB-only login

    Use of this product is restricted to students, faculty and staff of the University of New Brunswick and requires login with a *current UNB Login ID*.

    Forrester Research is a global research and advisory firm specializing in information and communication technologies (ICT) in the following areas: IT infrastructure, networking, software, eCommerce, digital marketing and cybersecurity.

    Faculty, staff or students interested in IT assessment, digital transformation, applications development, IT trends, emerging technologies and their impact on businesses and consumers will find Forrester's reports offer important insights to your research.

    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • GeoRef
    GeoRef "covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide (EBSCO)
    Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide, produced by NISC, indexes published literature (journals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, government reports, grey literature, books, theses, and dissertations) on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Major topic areas include studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, ecotourism, and zoology.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.




UNB WorldCat identifies ebooks and print books, as well as a selection of the millions of articles available at UNB. Books and other materials not available at UNB may be available from another institution through our document delivery service.

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Citing Sources


UNB WorldCat, Scopus, and many other databases automatically cite selected references in APA and other standard formats. 

Look for the “cite” option within the database. This will allow you to simply copy and paste references into your assignment. 

You should double-check that this automatic process works correctly for each of your references, by comparing each automatically-formatted reference to an example in the APA Manual at the library (SCI-REF BF 76.7 .P83 2020), or a website such as Purdue University's OWL APA site. Or contact the UNB Writing Centre for individualized help with citing your references.

Remember that the whole point of a reference list is to tell the reader (your prof) what type of source it is (book, article, etc.), and to enable them to find it quickly. Consistency in your reference list is therefore very important.

You may also want to try Zotero and Mendeley, popular citation management programs that can help you manage your references and can produce bibliographies in hundreds of styles. 



ENR 1001 

Micro-Bibliography Assignment 

Fall 2021 

Due October 8, to Barry Cull at the SciFor Library 



Find two academic sources using the library website at (1) a peer-reviewed scientific journal article, and (2) a scientific or scholarly book, and list them in proper APA citation style in a very short annotated bibliography.  

The two sources should be either related to the upcoming environmental impact assessment exercise, or on the topic of your upcoming class presentation, or any other topic being discussed throughout the course. 

The last name of the first author must start with the same letter as your last name. For example, if your name is Santa Claus, you could pick sources with first authors such as Crosbie, Cull, or Cook.  

Limit each annotation to two or three sentences. Your annotation should explain (1) what library database/tool/website you used to find that source, and (2) why you think it is a reliable scientific or scholarly source on the topic. 



Example BOOK Reference & Annotation*: 

Giberson, K., & Collins, F. S. (2011). The language of science and faith: Straight answers to  genuine questions. IVP Books. docID=2030873 

Found using the library catalogue, UNB WorldCat. This ebook is a scholarly discussion  of the relationship between science and faith, written by an American physics professor  and the renowned geneticist, Francis S. Collins, who led the Human Genome Project. 


*Note that the second and subsequent lines of this reference should be indented, called a "hanging indent".


More APA examples: 

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