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.
  • TOXLINE
    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).

Junk raft : an ocean voyage and a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution (Eriksen, Marcus, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GC1471 .E75 2017

The land speaks : new voices at the intersection of oral and environmental history (Lee, Debbie (Deborah Jean), 1960-, author.) Frost Library; GE160.N7 L44 2017

Conceptual innovation in environmental policy Frost Library; GE170 .C6418 2017

Everyday exposure : indigenous mobilization and environmental justice in Canada's chemical valley (Wiebe, Sarah Marie, author.) Frost Library; GE240.C3 W53 2016

Matter & desire : an erotic ecology (Weber, Andreas, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; GF21 .W4313 2017

A history of the world in seven cheap things (Patel, Raj, author.) Frost Library; GF41 .P36 2017

Against the anthropocene : visual culture and environment today (Demos, T. J.) Frost Library; GF50 .D46 2017

Arts of living on a damaged planet : ghosts of the anthropocene Frost Library; GF75 .A65 2017

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

Environmental futures Frost Library; GF75 .E57 2016

Security in the Anthropocene : reflections on safety and care (Harrington, Cameron, author.) Frost Library; GF75 .H37 2017

Another revolution in U.S. farming? (Schertz, Lyle P.) Frost Library; S441 .S33

The New Deal's forest army : how the Civilian Conservation Corps worked (Alexander, Benjamin F., 1962-, author.) Frost Library; S930 .A44 2018

Waste land : meditations on a ravaged landscape (Hanson, David T.) Frost Library; TD1040 .H28 1997 xx