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.
  • Environmental Science Collection (ProQuest) (1960 to present)
    Multidisciplinary database providing access to the international literature in 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.
  • TOXLINE
    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).

Tipping point for planet earth : how close are we to the edge? (Barnosky, Anthony D., author.) Frost Library; GE149 .B37 2016

Fighting king coal : the challenges to micromobilization in central Appalachia (Bell, Shannon Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; GE235.W4 B45 2016

Hija de la laguna = Daughter of the lake Frost Library; GE240.P4 H55

Endangerment, biodiversity and culture Frost Library; GF21 .E55 2016

The anarchist roots of geography : toward spatial emancipation (Springer, Simon, author.) Frost Library; GF50 .S67 2016

Unnaturally delicious : how science and technology are serving up super foods to save the world (Lusk, Jayson, author.) Frost Library; S494.5.I5 L87 2016