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).

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