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Environmental Studies   Tags: environment, environmental, green, pollution, recycle, recycling, sustainable  

Information resources for Environmental Studies research and study.
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • EBSCO Combined Search - Search Academic Search Complete; Business Source Complete; Environment Complete; OmniFile.
  • Web of Science Combined - Search Web of Science; Biosis; Medline; and Zoological Record combined.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • WorldCat - Catalog of materials in libraries worldwide.
  • Google Books - Snippet and full-text views of books as they are scanned by the Google Book Project.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:



    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: Annual Review of Environment and Resources; Agriculture and Human Values; Ecological Restoration; Environmental Education Research; Environmental Health Perspectives; Environmental Science & Technology; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; Journal of Environmental Education; Journal of Environmental Psychology; Journal of Rural Studies; Natural Areas Journal; Society & Natural Resources.

    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.


    Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (note: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext): For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.


    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.


    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.


      Book Catalogs

      Book catalog resources:
      • The University of Montana Catalog - All time periods: Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
      • WorldCat - All time periods; Library Union Catalog; Books, Media, Government Documents, etc.
      • Google Book Search - Snippet and full-text views of books as they are scanned by the Google Book Project.

      For search hints, take a look at the following: UM Catalog Help.

      For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.


        News & Current Events

        • Access NewspaperARCHIVE - Collection of digitized historical and recent newspapers from US and other countries.
        • Access World News: Research Collection - Research current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more.
        • BNA Environment Reporter - A source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety. Access provided by the UM Law School.
        • Bozeman & Great Falls Newspaper Index
        • ClimateWire - Coverage of the politics and business of climate change.
        • CQ Researcher Plus Archive - Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.
        • Environment & Energy Publishing - Tracks environmental and energy action in Congress.
        • Environment News Service - Independently operated, daily, international wire service for issues and events affecting the environment.
        • Environmental News Network - Online environmental news and knowledge resources for environmental science.
        • Ethnic NewsWatch - Interdisciplinary database of non-mainstream viewpoints from the ethnic, minority and native press.
        • GenderWatch - Women’s studies and gender studies.
        • Google News - News headlines and events; also try archive search.
        • Greenwire - Coverage of environmental and energy politics and policy.
        • Lexis Nexis Academic - News sources on all topics, business information, legal journals, medical topics.
        • Missoulian - Also try Advanced Search Options.
        • Missoulian Index
        • Mother Nature Network - News and information on environmental and social responsibility issues.
        • New York Times Historical - (1851-2004) Full-text and full-image articles. Includes complete paper, cover-to-cover, with page and article images in downloadable PDF.
        • Yahoo News - Top news headlines and current events.

        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

        • AccessScience - online McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
        • Beacham's Guide to Environmental Issues & Sources (363.7 B365)
        • Encyclopedia of Agricultural Science (630.3 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Earth
        • Encyclopedia of Energy Technology & the Environment (333.7903 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis & Remediation (628 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology (574.503 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy and (179.1 E5641)
        • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues (363.7003 E5636)
        • Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (363.700727 E5641)
        • Encyclopedia of Global Change (363.7 E563)
        • Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change - Online encyclopedia.
        • Encyclopedia of Human Biology (612.003 E56)
        • Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences - Covers the understanding and management of fresh water resources.
        • Encyclopedia of Inland Waters - Online encyclopedia covering the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of inland aquatic habitats worldwide at all scales from marshes and swamps to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers.
        • Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition) - Online encyclopedia covering the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of the oceans.
        • Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (304.2 E5648)
        • Environmental Encyclopedia (363.7003 E61)
        • Information Sources in Environmental Protection (363.7 I434)
        • Issues and Controversies Online - Provides information on more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
        • LEED Rating Systems - Information about Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) an internationally recognized green building certification system.
        • McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (304.203 M147)
        • Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center - Controversial social issues and current events.
        • Points of View Reference - Full-text essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
        • Resources on Oil Spills....A Selected Bibliography
        • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library - Scholarly articles dealing with all aspects of natural resources law published by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation from 1955 to date. Access provided by the UM Law School.
        • Statistical Record of the Environment (363.730973 D6959s)
        • Wikipedia - An encyclopedia that is written & edited anonymously & collaboratively.
        • Wiley Encyclopedia of Energy and the Environment (333.7903 E56)
        • Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup (628.5 M6138)

        Legislation & Laws & Regulatory Information

        Legislation & Laws & Regulatory Information: Public Notices of Regulatory Actions / Concerns: Administrative Laws Published in the Register and Codified: Permanent Edition of the Laws Passed in a Legislative Session: The Laws Currently in Effect:

        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:

        Web Sites - Meta Sites & Directories


        Citation Guides

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