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).

Environmental justice and sustainability in the former Soviet Union Frost Library; GE160.F6 E576 2009

The myth of Silent spring : rethinking the origins of American environmentalism (Montrie, Chad, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .M66 2018

Dwelling in resistance : living with alternative technologies in America (Schelly, Chelsea, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; GE197 .S28 2017

Natural interests : the contest over environment in modern France (Ford, Caroline C., 1956-) Frost Library; GE199.F8 F67 2016

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

Land & animal & nonanimal Frost Library; GF75 .L36 2015

Veer ecology : a companion for environmental thinking Frost Library; GF75 .V45 2017

Perma Frost Library; S494.5.P47 P46 2018

Sustainable food systems from agriculture to industry : improving production and processing Frost Library; S494.5.S86 S88 2018

Growing a sustainable city? : the question of urban agriculture (Rosan, Christina, author.) Frost Library; S494.5.U72 G76 2017

The future of conservation in America : a chart for rough water (Machlis, Gary E., author.) Frost Library; S930 .M13 2018