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Environmental Science Research Guide

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Email:wilma.jones@csi.cuny.edu
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Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Reference Sources
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Government Resources


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science provides citations to papers and proceedings of science conferences from 1990 to present.


General Science Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text of scientific literature from popular and scholarly publications. Designed specifically for students and non-specialists. Covers a wide array of subjects including biology, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, botany, and zoology.


GreenFILE Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full-text of articles from scholarly, government, and general interest publications that address human impact on the environment. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


Science Citation Index Expanded Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychiatry, and zoology.


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts of scholarly literature in science, technology, and medicine with full text available for articles published after 1995. Core subjects include physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, environmental science, health and medicine. Also provides coverage of a number of titles in the social sciences and humanities (particularly management, economics, psychology, and linguistics). Please note that the Library does not subscribe to all journals in ScienceDirect. Subscribed content is marked by a green "full text available" icon.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Earth Almanac: An Annual Geophysical Review of the State of the Planet Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Reviews geophysical processes in four major areas: the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, and fresh water. Each area summarizes research, covers major events, and describes processes, cycles, and pertinent data.
Location: 1st Fl Reference QB631.G65 2002


Encyclopedia of Environment and Society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Four-volume encyclopedia containing information on a variety of environmental topics such as biodiversity, climate change, conservation, and pollution.
Location: 1st Fl Reference HM856.E53 2007


Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Three-volume encyclopedia covering a variety of environmental issues and topics.
Location: 1st Fl Reference GE10.E52 2000


Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Two-volume encyclopedia covering environmental topics with a specific emphasis on human interaction and impact.
Location: 1st Fl Reference GE149.E47 2002


Environmental Resource Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive guide to environmental resources and statistics. Section one, "Resources," provides a directory with contact information for various environmental organizations, foundations, government agencies, research centers, and more. Section two, "Statistics," provides statistics and rankings on hundreds of important topics, including air quality, water quality, toxic chemicals, recycling, and climate.
Location: 1st Fl Reference GE20.E657


SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Covers theories of the environment, environmental history, natural resources, environmental technologies, and environmental law.
Location: 1st Fl Reference GE105.S24 2007


Salem Science: Encyclopedia of Global Warming Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text encyclopedia providing comprehensive coverage of scientific, social, and political issues related to global warming and climate change.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Earth & Environmental Science Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
All earth & environmental science journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Click on a subject heading to see all of the journals associated with that subject.


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

Congressional Research Service Reports at the National Library for the Environment Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of over 2,000 environmental research reports from Congressional Research Service. Topics covered include agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, energy, natural resources, and pollution.


Envirofacts Data Warehouse Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database of EPA environmental data on environmental activities affecting air, water, and land in the United States. Search for data by zip code, city, county, or state or select from a list of available topics such as waste, water, toxics, air, or radiation.


Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information about environmental impact statements filed with the EPA. Each entry includes a description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates.


Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidance and Dockets Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Searchable database of U.S. government laws and regulations regarding environmental protection.


Integrated Risk Information System Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Searchable EPA reports on substances found in the environment and their potential effects on human health.


National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Searchable database of EPA publications covering a myriad of environmental issues. Many reports are available online and most print publications can be ordered free of charge.


NTIS (National Technical Information Service) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to over 2 million technical reports sponsored by the U.S. government. Subject coverage includes aeronautics, agriculture, civil engineering, communications, energy, environmental pollution, medicine, military technology and more.


Science Inventory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Searchable database of EPA science activities and scientific and technical products conducted by EPA and through EPA-funded assistance agreements. Science Inventory records provide descriptions of the activity or product, contact information, and links to available printed material or Web sites.


TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Collection of databases from the National Library of Medicine covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. Databases include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, Integrated Risk Information System, Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System, Household Products Database, TOXMAP, and more.


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