The library subscribes to several databases that search articles across multiple disciplines (e.g. the social sciences, environmental sciences, and business). These are great places to start looking for articles on a topic as interdisciplinary as sustainable consumption.
Academic Search Complete: Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Scopus: Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: it contains over 19,500 titles from more than 5,000 publishers from around the world, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Web of Science: A collection of multidisciplinary citation databases, including Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus.
Need more specialized content? Try searching these discipline-specific databases.
Here, we're using Academic Search Complete to find articles about how willing people are to purchase green products. Let's start out by looking for articles whose abstracts contain the word "adoption" AND the phrase "green product". We're also going to restrict our search to scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
Once we find an article we think will be useful, we can use it to find others like it. When we click on a subject heading (e.g. "green products" or "environmental economics"), we'll see other articles classified under the same subject. The subject headings also give us hints as to what other search terms we might use--like "natural products" or "biodegradable products".