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Environmental Studies Research Guide: Home

Information resources for Environmental Studies research and study.

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Other Relevant Databases

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 journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some suggested 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 journal titles, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.

Browse or search ejournal packages (note: Some allow keyword searching of article full text):

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.

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

Book Catalogs

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

News & Current Events

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

  • 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)
  • LEED Rating Systems - Information about Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), an internationally recognized green building certification system, from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (304.203 M147)
  • Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center - Controversial social issues and current events
  • Points of View Reference Center - 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)

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