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Environmental Science: Online Resources

Environmental Science: Online Resources


ASTM Digital Library - Full-text access to industry-leading standards and technical engineering information from the American Society for Testing and Materials. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

BioOne.1 - BioOne provides integrated access to the full-text of recent years of interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

Building Green - Full text content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings. Includes all content from Environmental Building News published since 1992 and a directory of green building products.

Energy and Power Source - A comprehensive full-text database supporting the information needs of energy and power industries at all levels. This collection provides a large amount of full-text coverage related to all aspects of energy and power industries. The database indexes more than 1,000 industry publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications. Offered through EBSCOhost.

Energy Information Administration - Data, analyses, and forecasts related to energy sources, production, consumption, distribution, prices.

Energy Technology Data Exchange World Energy Base (ETDEWEB) - Coordinated by the International Energy Agency, consists of nearly 4 million bibliographic records and over 200,000 full text documents on energy research and technology. (This is an open access database.)

Environment Complete - Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles). The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs. Offered through EBSCOhost..

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection (InfoTrac) - Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspecives from the science community, government policy makers, and corporate entities. Offered through Gale.

GreenFILE - GreenFILE focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE's initial release includes A&I for more than 600 titles. The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Provided by EBSCO.

Science Direct - Elsevier's journal portal provides full-text access to select (only titles with "Full-text available" icon are subscribed to) scientific, technical, and medical journals. Provides access to over 3,800 periodical titles and over 37,000 books. Some articles may be downloaded free of charge; others must be purchased.

SciTech Connect - Portal to energy-related research developed by the US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Includes citations and some full-text access to technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, software, and data from the 1940s to the present.

TOXNET - Collection of information sources related to chemicals and drugs, environmental health, occupational safety, risk assessment, and toxicology.

Online Magazines/Journals

Popular Science - Full-text access from November 1, 2002 to present. Select Popular Science from the resulting list. Offered through NewsBank's America's News Magazines.

Science Online - provides full-text access to Science issues from 1997 to the present.

Science Illustrated - Full-text access from February 1, 2009 to present. Select Science Illustrated from the resulting list. Offered through NewsBank's America's News Magazines.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

Alternative Energy News - a comprehensive set of online resources designed to raise public awareness and encourage debate about renewable energy technologies.

American Wind Energy Association - Official web site of the AWEA, providing industry data, reports, news, and upcoming events.

Ecological Internet - the mission of this site is to "empower the global movement for environmental sustainability by providing retrieval tools, portal services, expert analysis, and opportunities for eco-action."

Ecology.com - The ECOLOGY Global Network®, a service of Ecology Communications Group Inc. (ECGI), is a website that deals with all facets of ecology and the environment.

Energy Explained - offered by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, provides information on all aspects of energy, from facts to trends, and the impacts of energy policies.

Environment News Service - a website which presents current national and international environmental issues and news.

EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency - Official website of the IAEA. Includes free documents, reports, newsletters, etc, as well as materials that can be purchased. Includes basic to advanced information related to nuclear energy.

NASA Earth Observatory - web site of high-quality geological, environmental, and geographical information about the earth, include satellite images from the 1970's to the present.

PeerJ - PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It considers articles in the Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Health Sciences.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Official website of the NRC, designed to provide accurate, readable, and up-to-date information about the agency's activities and goals.

Western Waters Digital Library - The Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) provides free public access to a wide range of significant resources on water in the Western United States. Available resources include classic water literature, legal transcripts, maps, reports, personal papers, water project records, photographs, audio recordings, videos, and other material..

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases