Articles & Databases : Environmental Science & Policy
Coverage: 1940s to present
This collection offers coverage in the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. The database contains full-text for more than 600 journals and 100 books and indexes over 1,500 journals.
ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
Contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements. Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications.
Search government documents on a wide range of topics, including: energy, air pollution, toxicology, land use and pollution, water pollution, wildlife biodiversity, population/sustainable development, global warming, waste management, and agriculture.
Database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics including global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources, and more. This resource draws from the disciplines of environmental science, agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Coverage includes indexing and abstracting for scholarly journals, general titles, and government documents.
Academic Search Complete
Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
This bibliographic database, produced by the National Agricultural Library, consists of literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.
This database focuses on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Major subjects of coverage include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.
BIOSIS Citations Index
Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Search precisely with BCI indexing and enhanced MeSH terms. Covers 1926-present. Part of Web of Science.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Provides access to the published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide; two editions cover the sciences, social sciences and humanities, 1990 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Energy Information Administration
Specialized country and regional databank of energy-related information.
Provides online access to more than 130 handbooks in the environmental sciences. Subject areas include: earth science, ecology and ecological economics, environmental modeling and analysis, environmental and ecological risk assessment, environmental health and safety, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, geology, GIS, mapping and remote sensing, landscape ecology, resource management and sustainability, water science - technology and engineering.
Environmental Engineering Abstracts
Indexes world literature on all technological and engineering aspects of air, water and soil quality, environmental safety, sustainability and energy production.
Environmental Impact Statements
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that U.S. federal agencies or anyone receiving federal funding prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are documents that help the government and the general public understand the effects of developments on the environment and to decide whether developments should go ahead.
Environmental Performance Index
Ranks 149 countries on 25 indicators tracked across six established policy categories: Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Water Resources, Biodiversity and Habitat, Productive Natural Resources, and Climate Change. The EPI identifies broadly-accepted targets for environmental performance and measures how close each country comes to these goals.
Multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management, and nature conservation.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
No longer available. For similar resources, please consult the Environmental Science and Policy InfoGuide.
National Centers for Environmental Information
NCEI hosts and provides free access to archives of environmental data, covering the atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical realms.
National Library of Energy
Find and access information from sources throughout the U.S. Department of Energy. Coverage includes: science and R&D, including materials previously located in Science Accelerator; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management.
[U.S. Department of Energy]
Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more, from1972 to present. Includes PAIS Archive, covering content published in print 1915-1976.
Policy File Index
Public policy research and analytical papers on governmental and legal topics can be accessed here, representing the work of think tanks, research groups and academic institutes.
ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection
The collection contains aquatic science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).
ProQuest SciTech Collection
Covers science and technology research, combining full text journals with detailed indexing of global literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences. Fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.
Science & Engineering Video Collection
The collection offers a wide-ranging survey of engineering, environmental studies, natural history, and the physical and biological sciences, and focuses on their practical, ground-level applications. It includes documentaries, instructional materials, how-to guides, and lectures.
[Alexander Street Press]
Science Citation Index Expanded
A multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the sciences. Over 8,500 major journals are indexed across 150+ disciplines, from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Features multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy's scientific research. It contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to journals and ebooks published by Elsevier and its partners. Most disciplines are covered, including science, medicine, economics and the social sciences.
Coverage: 1943 --
Contains research citations on chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. Includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, multimedia, and data information. Replaces OSTI's Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database.
Social Sciences Citation Index
A multidisciplinary database indexing more than 3,000 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens.
National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. Includes databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Web of Science: Core Collection
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts, covering scholarly literature in journals, books and conference proceedings. Includes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, and Emerging Sources Citation Index. Additional resources available by selecting from the dropdown list next to the Core Collection heading.
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