Environmental Science: Global Warming and Energy Resources

Fall 2010

Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-09; Anna M. Martini (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Susan J. Kimball.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Citing Sources


Don't forget about books!

There are lots of great environmental studies books out there to help you get started. Using the Library of Congress Subject Headings gives you a powerful tool to find books on your topic. Start out with an Advanced Search to identify appropriate subject headings.

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

GeoRef (1785 [North America]; 1933 [Int'l])
International database of journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters covering geology and earth sciences.

Web of Science (1984 to present)
Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.


Oxford Reference
Digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Great Barrington, Mass. :  Berkshire Pub. Group,  c2010-. 10 vols. not all published yet (FROST REF GE140 .B47 2010)
Munn, Ted, ed. Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ;   New York : Wiley, c2002. 5 vols. (FROST REF GE149  .E443 2002)
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2007. 5 vols. (FROST REF HM856 .E53 2007)
Pfafflin, James R., & Ziegler, Edward N., eds. Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering. New York :  Taylor & Francis,  2006. 2 vols. (SCI REF TD9 .E5 2006)
Bortman, Marci, ed. Environmental Encyclopedia. Detroit : Gale, c2003. 2 vols. (SCI REF GE10 .E58 2003)

Citing Sources

Knowing when and how to cite sources in your paper can be tricky. The tools below can help you collect, manage, and properly reference the books, journal articles, etc. that you make use of.


Writer's Handbook from the University of Wisconsin/Madison: How to cite sources; sample documents and forms; advice on grammar, etc.
Avoiding Plagiarism from the Dean of Students Office provides strategies for ensuring proper attribution of sources.

Style Manuals

Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. Reston, VA : Council of Science Editors, 2006. (SCI REF T11 .S386 2006).
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style online version from Ohio State University Libraries
Many more Style Manuals are available on the Library website