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MNR 530: Tropical Forest Ecology & Management: Locating articles

This guide is for students taking MNR 530 who may need tips on information resources for their course project.

Databases to consider

Databases can help you locate articles in the peer reviewed/scholarly and grey literature on invasive species. The databases suggested below cover all aspects you are asked to consider.  You can find the full range of database available to you from OSU Libraries (OSUL) using the link to "Databases" located under on the "Find it" tab on the OSUL home page.

If you see an article of interest, follow the "360 link to full-text" in order to have the article sent to you if it is not available in full-text.

Google Scholar: preferences

When you want to link back to the OSU Library from GoogleScholar (so that the "Find it" links work like any other database) follow these steps:

  • Go to Google Scholar (
  • In the upper right corner of the screen next to "sign in" Click on the gear image and select "Scholar Preferences"
  • Type in "Oregon State University Libraries" in the "Library Links search box.  
  • Then click "Save preferences. 

From then on, as you search in GoogleScholar, you will find the "find it at OSU" link appears at the right of online journals to which you have access.  For those that do not have a Find it link, you can still use interlibrary loan/scan &deliver  to get them