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    Academic Search   - about help
    Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
    Agricola   - about
    Bibliographic database of articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.
    BioOne   - about help
    A collection of full-text journals, mostly from small societies and non-commercial publishers, focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
    Biosis Previews   - about help
    Covers journal articles, conference papers, and other document types in the fields of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, clinical and experimental medicine, microbiology, and zoology.
    CQ Public Affairs Collection   - about
    CQ Press Public Affairs Collection features in-depth coverage of public policy issues, statistical and historical analyses, and full-text historical documents and primary source materials.
    Environment Abstracts   - about
    Provides access to more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.
    Factiva   - about help
    Factiva specializes in general news and business information providing access to nearly 25,000 sources in 22 languages from 118 countries.
    GreenFILE   - about
    Research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
    GREENR   - about
    Provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food, sustainability and others.
    JSTOR   - about help
    Provides complete runs of hundreds of important journal titles in more than 30 arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. The full text of these scholarly journals can be browsed online and searched, and the page images can be printed.
    LexisNexis Academic   - about help
    LexisNexis includes articles from international newspapers, magazines, transcripts, legal research and medical journals.
    PAIS International   - about
    Index to articles, books, studies, selected official documents and other resources on public policy issues, public administration, law, politics and government
    Proquest Environmental Science Collection   - about
    Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 4000 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.
    Science Citation Index   - about
    The most important scientific journal literature is covered, with abstracts for the most recent articles; includes citation searching.
    Web of Knowledge   - about
    An interface that allows cross-searching of Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews, Medline, Zoological Record, and JCR

    Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
    AccessScience   - about
    This encyclopedia includes over 7100 articles in 81 major areas of science and technology.
    CQ Public Affairs Collection   - about
    CQ Press Public Affairs Collection features in-depth coverage of public policy issues, statistical and historical analyses, and full-text historical documents and primary source materials.
    CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics   - about
    Physical constants for over 12,000 of the most common chemical substances and many facts about the physical sciences, including conversion factors, health and safety information.
    Encyclopedia of Earth   - about
    Covers the environment of the Earth broadly defined with emphasis on its relationship with human society
    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences   - about
    Contains over 3,000 articles in the life sciences broadly defined. The glossary contains over 7,000 terms.
    The Environment Dictionary
    An electronic book, viewed through NetLibrary.
    Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology   - about
    Provides in-depth articles with extensive bibliographies about applied chemistry, industrial products, chemical substances either as single substance or group, materials science, and chemical fundamentals.
    Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
    Paul Robbins, general editor. 5 volumes,  HM856 .E53 2007 Business/SPEA Information Commons/Stacks 
    Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
    S. George Philander, editor. 3 volumes, QC981.8.G56 E47 2008 Wells Library - Research Coll. - Reference Dept.
    Encyclopedia of world environmental history
    Shepard Krech III, J.R. McNeill, Carolyn Merchant, editors. 3 volumes, GF10 .E63 2003 Business/SPEA Information Commons/Stacks

    Environmental Law
    BNA Environment Reporter (Print Resource)
    Multi-part environmental resource keeps you fully up to date on rapidly changing developments in courts, Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, industry, and environmental organizations. It includes Decisions, Federal Laws and Federal Regulations, Mining, and the weekly newsletter "Current Developments". In the Business/SPEA Information Commons/Stacks at KF 3775 .A6 E62
    CQ Public Affairs Collection   - about
    CQ Press Public Affairs Collection features in-depth coverage of public policy issues, statistical and historical analyses, and full-text historical documents and primary source materials.
    Energy Mosaic   - about help
    Searchable database for legal and regulatory information in the energy field.
    HeinOnline   - about
    Provides full-text of historial treaties, regulations, and presidential documents. Also includes numerous law resources.
    LegalTrac   - about
    Index to major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
    LexisNexis Academic   - about help
    See links to US Legal and International Legal on the left.

    Government Sources
    Global source of information on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.
    Environmental Impact Statements: Full Texts and Digests   - about
    Environmental Impact Statements filed with the US Environmental Protection Agency. Coverage: Full-Text (2003-Current) & Digests (1985 - Current)
    Environmental Protection Agency
    EU - Policies and Legislation
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD provides governments with the analytical basis to develop environmental policies that are effective and economically efficient, including through performance reviews, data collection, policy analysis, and projections. Links to specific sectors and to development are examined.
    President’s Annual Report on Environmental Quality
    United Nations Environment Programme
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    U.S. Department of Energy
    U.S.Department of the Interior
    U.S. Forest Service

    Statistical Sources
    American FactFinder   - about
    American FactFinder lets you search, browse, retrieve, view, map, print, and download U.S. Census data.
    Historical Statistics of the United States   - about
    Provides historical statistics for the states and the nation.
    ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)   - about
    ICPSR holdings include several time series and other types of aggregate data, its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records.
    National Climatic Data Center   - about
    NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data.
    OECDi Library   - about
    Online port to OECD statistics on energy, economics, labor, trade, and country profiles
    Proquest Statistical   - about
    Electronic access to tables and citations to statistics produced by the U.S. federal, state and local governments, international governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
    Proquest Statistical Data Sets   - about
    Provides statistics with graphical interface.
    UNdata   - about
    Database covering selected data series from 20 specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas.
    WDI Online   - about
    Statistical database featuring economic, social, environmental data since 1960 for countries of the world.

    Web Sites
    Center for Biological Diversity
    Endangered Species Program
    National Council for Science and the Environment
    National Wildlife Federation
    World Wildlife Fund
    World Resources Institute

    Updated by mg 3/12/2012

    last updated: 7/10/2013