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).

Environment : the science behind the stories (Withgott, Jay.) Frost Library; GE105 .B74 2014

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

In the name of the great work Frost Library; GE190.E852 I5 2016

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

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

Exposed : environmental politics and pleasures in posthuman times (Alaimo, Stacy, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; GF41 .A3853 2016

Routledge handbook of environmental anthropology Frost Library; GF41 .R678 2017

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

Nerd ecology : defending the earth with unpopular culture (Lioi, Anthony (Anthony Francis) author.) Frost Library; GF50 .L56 2016

Por una historia ambiental Latinoamericana Frost Library; GF514 .P67 2016

Spiritual ecology : the cry of the earth, a collection of essays Frost Library; GF80 .S667 2016

American farms, American food (Hudson, John C., author.) Frost Library; S441 .H83 2016