Environmental Studies Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Environmental Studies
Environmental studies encompass a wide variety of scientific disciplines, as well as the social sciences and humanities. Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of environmental science journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (choose Social Sciences or Science, Technology and Agriculture).
Core Environmental Science Databases and Indexes
Index and abstracts to literature in agriculture, forestry, and animal science, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Coverage: 1970 to present.
Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Annual Reviews provide synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, including environmental studies. Full text is available from 1996 to present. Coverage: 1930 to present.
Citations and some full text of scholarly, governmental, and general interest titles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Coverage: mid-1970's to present.
General Science Full Text
Full text of 75 scientific journals and magazines from the U.S. and Europe. Abstracts and index of 250 journals. Coverage: full text from 1995 to present, abstracts and index from 1984 to present.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest Research Library | OmniFile Full Text Select | Academic Search Elite | ECO
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly and popular journals. They include material in the humanities and social sciences (for example, law journals, historical studies, reviews of books or films) that will not appear in a search through core scientific literature. Some also include newspapers and general interest publications.
Some books are shelved in the 333-333.95 call number range on the third floor. However, the interdisciplinary nature of environmental
studies means that material will be distributed throughout the library.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
Librarians' Internet Index: Environmental Sciences
Guide to online sources ranging from government sites to private organizations. A wide range of environmental topics are available to browse and links are provided.
Office of Scientific & Technical Information
OSTI (a U.S. Department of Energy program) makes available R&D findings in the physical sciences from government research.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Government web site offering industry reports, action plans, research findings, and information about alternative energy sources, efficiency, and the environment, with links to other government offices and programs.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Data from seven different EPA environmental databases are available as well as an interactive mapping feature that plots chosen data.
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
The NCSE posts over 2,000 reports prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The reports are non-partisan assessments and contain non-technical information geared for policy makers. All documents are searchable by subject, author, or report title.
Energy Citations Database (ECD)
The ECD provides free access to research citations and information related to energy collected by the Department of Energy (DOE). Coverage: 1943 to present.
Encyclopedias provide concise, summary information about persons, events, trends,
and theories, and may be a good place to start your research. Reference books are
located in the stacks near the main desk. Selected titles include:
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science R 575.3 qM16 1980
Education for the Earth: A Guide to Top Environmental Studies Programs R 333.7 qE24 1993
Online reference sources including A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, Guide to Global Hazards, Benders' Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology, Handbook of Environmental Sociology, and The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide.
Evaluating and Citing Your Resources
SourceWatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations, and issues shaping the public agenda.
Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Victoria McMillan's Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (4th ed.) is a guide to scientific citation style based on the Council of Science Editors guide to style and format. A copy is available in reference at R 808 M16 2006.