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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 (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 International (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).

Transnational identity politics and the environment (Ignatow, Gabriel.) Frost Library; GE195 .I46 2007

This is our land : grassroots environmentalism in the late twentieth century (Ferguson, Cody, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .F47 2015

Environmental anthropology : critical concepts in anthropology Frost Library; GF41 .E414 2016

Fierce climate, sacred ground : an ethnography of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska (Marino, Elizabeth K., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; GF71 .M37 2015

After nature : a politics for the anthropocene (Purdy, Jedediah.) Frost Library; GF75 .P87 2015

Sacred trusts : essays on stewardship and responsibility Archives and Special Collections; GF80 .S23 1993

Field guide to California agriculture (Starrs, Paul F.) Frost Library; S451.C2 S73 2010

1972 farm journal : a back-to-the-land movement story (Plimpton, Oakes.) Frost Library; S521.5.A2 P46 2011

Carnival in the countryside : the history of the Iowa State Fair (Rasmussen, Chris (Chris Allen), author.) Frost Library; S555.I8 R37 2015