Environmental Sciences

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Agricola is the catalog for the National Agricultural Library.  The article search can be used to find citations for resources in agricultural literature and allied disciplines, 1970- present.  Includes material relevant to landscape architecture, agricultural economics, animal science, food science, forestry, horticulture, natural resources, plant ecology, and plant pathology.

Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.

An index drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. GreenFILE provides a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Nearly 300,000 records (full text for selected titles) from scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

PLoS ONE: Public Library of Science
An international, peer-reviewed, open-access online publication for all scientific disciplines. Associated scientific content available at this site include PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Computational Biology. 

Research portal that allows searching across 38 scientific databases from the US government.

Article Databases

Biological Abstracts
Provides abstracts and bibliographic references to journal items focusing on vital biological and medical research findings, pharmacological studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Includes some linked full text.

CQ Researcher Reports on current topics include an introductory overview, background and a chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; and a pro/con debate by representatives of opposing positions. See the list of reports on the Environment, Climate, and Natural Resources

American Chemical Society Publications Journals and ebooks that cover analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry/medicinal chemistry, environmental sciences, chemical engineering and computer science, food science and technology, physical chemistry and polymer and materials sciences. 

EconLit  Source for environmental economics sources.

Access to the weekly journal Nature from 1869 to the present. Nature contains original research, science news, review articles, job postings, and book reviews. Links to several other journals from Nature Publishing Group.

Toxicology data network from the National Library of Medicine. Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. The most complete toxicology information is often found in the entries from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB).

SciTech Connect
Database from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and Energy Citations Database containing freely available scientific documents relating to energy back to 1943.


Data Sources

CDIAC: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
US Global Change Research Program  Federal climate change data source.
UnData  International in scope. Includes Environment Statistics and Greenhouse Gas statistics.  

AirData  Outdoor air quality data collected by the EPA.
Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (World Resources Institute) Provides comprehensive and comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets as well as other climate-relevant indicators
A Compendium of Data of Climate Change  Includes information dating back to the 1800's. 

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Environment on NPR Environmental science and reporting on issues from Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other NPR programs

Sierra Club Radio Iinterviews with politicians, authors, celebrities, artists, and activists.

Living on Earth  Weekly environmental news and information.

BBC One Planet Covers environmental issues around the world.