Environmental Studies Research Guide

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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.
  • Sustainabilty (JSTOR)
    A collection of academic journals, e-books and research reports on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Research spans the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Public Health, Urban Studies, and many other disciplines.
  • 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.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).

Environmental justice and sustainability in the former Soviet Union Frost Library; GE160.F6 E576 2009

The myth of Silent spring : rethinking the origins of American environmentalism (Montrie, Chad, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .M66 2018

Dwelling in resistance : living with alternative technologies in America (Schelly, Chelsea, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .S28 2017

Natural interests : the contest over environment in modern France (Ford, Caroline C., 1956-) Frost Library; GE199.F8 F67 2016

Understanding human ecology : a systems approach to sustainability (Dyball, Rob.) Frost Library; GF75 .D93 2015

Land & animal & nonanimal Frost Library; GF75 .L36 2015

Veer ecology : a companion for environmental thinking Frost Library; GF75 .V45 2017

Perma Frost Library; S494.5.P47 P46 2018

Sustainable food systems from agriculture to industry : improving production and processing Frost Library; S494.5.S86 S88 2018

Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture (Rosan, Christina, author.) Frost Library; S494.5.U72 G76 2017

The future of conservation in America : a chart for rough water (Machlis, Gary E., author.) Frost Library; S930 .M13 2018