Environmental Studies Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • Agricultural & environmental science database (ProQuest) (1960 to present)
    Multidisciplinary database providing access to the international literature in agricultural and environmental science.
  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
    Covers environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
  • GeoRef (1785 [North America]; 1933 [Int'l])
    International database of journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters covering geology and earth sciences.
  • POPLINE (1970 to present)
    Reproductive health, fertility, demographics, environmental health, women in development, and HIV/AIDS.
  • 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.
  • Environment Complete
    A full-text database covering environmental studies, ecology, energy, urban planning, and affiliated areas of study.
  • GreenFILE
    Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
  • INSPEC (1969 to present)
    Index of publications in all areas of physics, engineering, and computer sciences.
  • 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.
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
    Index to articles on the biochemical, pharmacological, and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).

Essential environment : the science behind the stories (Withgott, Jay.) Frost Library; GE105 .B74 2015

Facing the planetary : entangled humanism and the politics of swarming (Connolly, William E., author.) Frost Library; GE149 .C665 2017

The birth of the Anthropocene (Davies, Jeremy, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; GE149 .D38 2016

Emergent possibilities for global sustainability : intersections of race, class and gender Frost Library; GE195 .E528 2016

Gender and the environment (Detraz, Nicole, author.) Frost Library; GE195.9 .D47 2017

Living well now and in the future : why sustainability matters (Curren, Randall R., author.) Frost Library; GE196 .C87 2017

Adaptive management of social-ecological systems Frost Library; GE300 .A32 2015

Animate planet : making visceral sense of living in a high-tech, ecologically damaged world (Weston, Kath, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; GF41 .W475 2017

Red alert! : saving the planet with indigenous knowledge (Wildcat, Daniel R.) Frost Library; GF41 .W53 2009

China : an environmental history (Marks, Robert, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; GF656 .M37 2017

The social history of agriculture : from the origins to the current crisis (Isett, Christopher Mills, author.) Frost Library; S419 .I78 2017

World soil erosion and conservation Frost Library; S623 .W67 1993