Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Spring 2011

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-25; Katharine R.E. Sims (Section 02)

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Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

Policy think tanks, government, and non-governmental sources

You may find information about your issue from government or think tank publications.

Resources for the Future

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues.

World Resources Institute

WRI is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. It has over 50 active projects working on aspects of global climate change, sustainable markets, ecosystem protection, and environmentally responsible governance.

National Council for Science and the Environment

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

The U.S. Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Environmental economics blogs:

Environmental Economics

A website and blog containing accessible writings by economists on issues pertaining to the
environment and natural resource economics.

Prof. Stavins blog at the Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government


Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
Covers all core social science disciplines and presents a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Covers scholarship and fields in the social sciences.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics)
Online resource covering all aspects of the field of economics.

Print Reference Sources


Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering. (2006). (5th ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis.   LOCATION: AC Science reference / TD9 .E5 2006

Mongillo, J. F. (2000). Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Phoenix, Ariz: Oryx Press.   LOCATION: AC Science reference / GE10 .M66 2000

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Environmental Change. (2001). . London [England]: Arnold.  LOCATION: AC Science reference / GE10 .E534 2001


American, P. A. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  LOCATION: AC Frost Reference / BF76.7 .P83 2010

APA style website - includes online tutorials!

Full Text Collections

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)