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Research Guide: Environmental Studies

  • Multi-disciplinary databases

    Academic OneFile
    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. (more info)
    Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 12,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,700 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    A part of the Web of Science database, the AHCI tracks 'who's citing whom' in the arts and humanities. Coverage is 1980-present. (more info)
    ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of millions of images across a variety of subjects, contributed by museums, artist estates, and a variety of institutions. View, present, and collect images with ARTstor for research and intstruction. CHECK OUT Lewis & Clark's collections on your home screen! (more info)
    Early English Books Online - EEBO
    EEBO contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 (more info)
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online -ECCO
    ECCO delivers the full-text and page images of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. (more info)
    Google Scholar
    Google's academic search engine now has links to the full text that Watzek Library provides. (more info)
    Use the advanced search function to search within a specific discipline.   (more info)
    LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of national, regional, and international newspapers, business, and legal sources and more. (more info)
    PAIS International
    Indexes articles on a wide range of public policy topics, national and international. (more info)
    Primo is the new catalog that includes materials available at L&C and Summit libraries. Depending on how you construct your search you can also find some journal or newspaper articles, or even images! There is an FAQ here. (more info)
    Web of Science
    Use one or more of the Citation Indexes in the Web of Science to discover articles that have cited a specific article or author. (more info)
  • Specific databases/resources related to the environment

    Biodiversity Heritage Library
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” To perform a simple search of BHL, enter an EXACT PHRASE such as "proceedings of the academy" (without quotation marks). Entering keywords such as "proceedings academy" will not return results. (more info)
    Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Energy Information Administration)
    The site provides data on global and local energy use and outlooks. Visitors can access Country Analysis Briefs by selecting from the nine initial clickable regions on the main visual map and then choosing from 85 subregions. Online reports for each region/country include sections on background and profile, types of energy, lists of data sources, and links to relevant sites. The Special Topics section provides fact sheets and pertinent reports such as "Global Energy Sanctions" and "World Oil Transit Chokepoints". (more info)
    Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Describes and evaluates recent noteworthy publications in the field. Chapters are written by specialists on topics of current interest and varying scope. Includes bibliographies. Online access is back to 1973.
    Encyclopedia of Earth
    An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. (more info)
    Environmental History Bibliography
    The Bibliography contains over 40,000 annotated citations to books, articles, and dissertations published from 1633 to the present and is updated online quarterly. Approximately 1500 citations are added each year. Items are selected because they provide a historical perspective on a wide range of topics, from Atmospheric Sciences, to Nature in Art and Literature, to Wildlife conservation & biodiversity.
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
    ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment seeks to explore the relation between human beings and the natural world, and publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars in other fields relevant to "literature and environment." (more info)
    National Academies Press
    Over 4,000 free PDF versions of published books. "NAP produces more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the best-informed views on important issues." (more info)
    National Council for Science and the Environment: CRS Reports
    The National Library for the Environment currently posts over 1700 CRS Reports on environmental and related topics. The Congressional Research Service (CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S. Congress.
    Social Explorer
    Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present. (more info)
    State of the World's Forests
    "The State of the World's Forests reports on the status of forests, recent major policy and institutional developments and key issues concerning the forest sector." (more info)
  • Environmental studies journals

    Annals of the Association of American Geographers
    The Annals is the preeminent journal for the interdisciplinary field of geography. They publish articles in four major areas: Environmental Sciences; Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Science; Nature and Society; and People, Place, and Region and use a diverse array of scholarly methods. (more info)
    Annual Review of Environment and Resources
    Provides authoritative reviews of significant topics within environmental science and engineering, including ecology and conservation science, water and energy resources, atmosphere, oceans, climate change, agriculture and living resources, and human dimensions of resource use and global change. (more info)
    Ecological Economics
    The journal is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of nature's household (ecology) and humankind's household(economics). This integration is necessary because conceptual and professional isolation have led to economic and environmental policies which are mutually destructive rather than reinforcing in the long term. The journal is transdisciplinary in spirit and methodologically open. (May require interlibrary loan to access some articles) (more info)
    Ecology and Society
    Content of the journal ranges from the applied to the theoretical. In general, papers should cover topics relating to the ecological, political, and social foundations for sustainable social-ecological systems. (more info)
    Environment and Urbanization
    This twice-yearly journal focuses on urban and environmental issues and their interconnections, with a particular emphasis on Africa, Asia and Latin America (where most of world's urban population now lives). Founded in 1989 by the International Institute for Environment and Development. (more info)
    Environmental History
    Environmental History is the world's leading scholarly journal in environmental history and the journal of record in the field. The journal brings together scholars and practitioners from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences to explore the changing relationships between humans and the environment over time. (more info)
    Environment and [or &] Planning A
    An interdisciplinary journal of urban and regional research concerned with the fate of cities and regions. Relies on many disciplines: geography, economics, environmental science, political science, demography, engineering, and regional science and many different strategies of work: quantitative and qualitative, economic and cultural, theoretical and applied. (May require interlibrary loan to access some articles) (more info)
    Global Environmental Change
    An international, interdisciplinary journal spanning the social and natural sciences. It publishes high-quality original theoretical and applied research and review articles across the entire field of global environmental change. The journal interprets global environmental change to mean the outcome of processes that are manifest in localities, but with consequences at multiple spatial, temporal and socio-political scales. (more info)
    Global Environmental Politics
    Examines the relationship between global political forces and environmental change, with particular attention given to implications of local-global interactions for environmental management as well as implications of environmental change for world politics. (more info)
    Human Ecology
    Provides a forum for papers concerned with the complex and varied systems of interaction between people and their environment. (more info)
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
    The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management publishes theoretical and empirical papers devoted to specific natural resource and environmental issues. (more info)
    Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS)
    The Journal provides a peer-reviewed, academically rigorous and professionally recognized forum for the publication of explicitly interdisciplinary environmental research, policy analysis and advocacy, educational discourse and other related matters.  (more info)
    Land Use Policy
    Land Use Policy is an international and interdisciplinary journal concerned with the social, economic, political, legal, physical and planning aspects of urban and rural land use. (May require interlibrary loan to access some articles) (more info)
    Landscape and Urban Planning
    Concerned with conceptual, scientific, and design approaches to land use. It emphasizes ecological understanding and a multi-disciplinary approach to analysis, planning and design. The journal attempts to draw attention to the interrelated nature of problems posed by nature and human use of land. (May require interlibrary loan to access some articles) (more info)
    Marine Policy
    The leading journal of ocean policy studies. It offers researchers, analysts and policy makers a unique combination of analyses in the principal social science disciplines relevant to the formulation of marine policy. (more info)
    Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
    Aims to fill the gap between traditional academic journals and the general interest press by providing a widely accessible yet scholarly source for the latest thinking on environmental economics and related policy. (more info)
    Tourism Management
    The leading international journal for all those concerned with the planning and management of travel and tourism. Tourism comprises a multitude of activities which together form one of the world's fastest growing international sectors. The journal takes an interdisciplinary approach and includes planning and policy aspects of international, national and regional tourism as well as specific management studies. (more info)
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