Monday, July 4, 2016

Environmental science readings, abstracts, indexes, online resources and guides

Environmental Science

Environment. From The Canadian Encyclopedia

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Hurt, C.D. Informational Sources in Science and Technology, 3rd Ed. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. pp117-118.

Safyan, SA. Access to information for environmentalists: a library perspective. Canadian Library Journal 47: 337-43.

Abstracts, Indexes, etc.

Energy, Science and Technology Information at the Office of Scientific and Technical Information

U.S. Department of Energy Web site with links to following searchable databases:

* Information Bridge and Energy Citations
Information Bridge is a searchable index and full text database of all research done by and for the Department of Energy since 1995, with projects in biology, environment, physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Energy Citations includes bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to U.S. Department of Energy such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents. The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1958 through the present.

* E-print Network
Documents that researchers circulate electronically in advance or in lieu of publication.

Forest History Society. Environmental History Bibliography.
Contains over 35,000 annotated citations to books, articles, and dissertations published from 1633 to the present.

Manitoba Conservation. Library Services.
Web site of Conservation and Environment Library.

Online Resources and Guides
*Keiser, BE. Our environment: part 1, general sources. Searcher [Internet]. 2002 [cited June 3, 2016]; 10(8):[about 16 p.]Available from:

Keiser, BE. Our environment: part 2, governments, laws, and organizations. Searcher [Internet]. 2002 [cited June 3, 2016]; 10 (10):[about 11 p.]. Available from

Keiser, BE. Our environment: part 3, the science and technology. Searcher [Internet]. 2002 [cited June 3, 2016]; 11 (2):[about 5 p.]. Available from

The Electronic Green Journal
Provides peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, news, and information on current printed and electronic sources concerning international environmental topics.

Joint site from EnviroLink Network, Animal Concerns Community, and others. Maintains a database of thousands of environmental resources.

Environment Canada.
A comprehensive site devoted to the environment: acts and regulations; conferences and events; programs and services, including clean air, water, climate change, environmental assessment and enforcement, chemical safety, pollution, endangered species, etc.; and related links.

Environmental Research and Studies Centre. University of Alberta.
This comprehensive resource and links site is designed for:
Scientists seeking information on environmental research programs and researchers;
Students seeking information about environmental studies programs, courses, and careers;
Teachers seeking science-based resource materials for their classrooms;
Citizens seeking information about current environmental issues in Alberta, Canada and the World.

Environmental Studies and Sciences

Developed to help students find and access environment related information by collecting and organizing it into one resource. It is a collection of Canadian and international environment-related links to the World Wide Web. All links have been categorized into recognizable themes on how we impact our surroundings.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD promotes the transition towards a sustainable future. We seek to demonstrate how human ingenuity can be applied to improve the well-being of the environment, economy, and society.

Sustainable Development Timeline

Internet Public Library. Environmental Sciences and Ecology

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators – Environmental Science

Canada’s School Net Learning Resources

Librarians’ Index to the Internet: Environment

Manitoba Conservation

Conservation Data Centre
The Manitoba Conservation Data Centre (MBCDC) is a storehouse of information on Manitoba’s biodiversity – its plant and animal species, as well as its natural plant communities.

McGill University Libraries. Environmental Studies See also Subject Guide: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

State of the Environment Infobase
The State of the Environment Infobase was administered by the National Indicators and Reporting Office, and presented Environment Canada’s work on state of the environment reporting and environmental indicators – designed to translate science and data into information and knowledge that can be used.

Vaughan Memorial Library. Environmental Science Research Guide – Reference Sources
Lists both print and online resources.

Environmental disasters Disasters

Disaster! Finder Disaster Finder was a service developed and maintained by NASA, Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program (Code YO), NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA. This service was created for the disaster community at-large so that the best links in disaster information could be found quickly and easily.

Natural Disaster References Database
A bibliographic database on research, programs, and results which relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation. The NDRD was compiled and abstracted from articles published from 1981 to January 2000.

Core collections EPA Core List for an Environmental Reference Collection
A listing of information resources in the areas of environmental protection, management, and science as selected by librarians supporting the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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