This movie from Purdue can step you through it.(Thanks to Michael Fosmire, Purdue University)
Still not sure how to determine if something is peer-reviewed? Take a look at this guide for more information.
When searching for a phrase, it is best to use quotation marks around the phrase. For example, searching for ocean acidification without quotes will return any article with the keywords "ocean" and "acidification" and not necessarily "ocean acidification."
You can also limit your results from the search page by selecting the checkbox for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and by restricting the date range (see image below).
EBSCOHost (the provider of Environment Complete) also has a tutorial to step you through the search process. Access it here.
Look for and use the following icons while searching article databases:
Link to full-text online when available.
Request an electronic copy of an article. Delivery is usually within 1 to 2 days if the journal is available at JMU. May take longer if it must be ordered from another library.