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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Endangered and Threatened Species: Journal Articles & More

Endangered and threatened species research guide

Finding Peer-reviewed Scientific Articles

Peer-reviewed academic journals provide authoritative information on the status of endangered species and conservation efforts, reflecting the current state of expert subject-area knowledge. The footnotes or end notes found in journal articles will often lead to other useful sources.

Finding Government Information and Grey Literature

Finding Newspaper Articles and Popular Media

Newspaper and magazines are not peer-reviewed prior to publication and are not authoritative sources of scientific information. However, they do present the latest information about policy changes and local and world events, and provide information about how issues relating to endangered species presented in the mass media.

Finding Legal Analysis

These sources provide access to legal papers on environmental and other issues. Many legal sources are subscription-only.