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Endangered Species

Environmental Quality

Global Warming

Laws and Regulations




Prevention, Compliance, etc.

Sustainable Development

Technical Reports

Test Methods



U.S. EPA and Publications

Other Federal Agencies

Research via OSU Library Databases Require login from off-campus

[grey box] Academic Search Elite
General, multidisciplinary database for scholarly research.
Full text for more than 2,000 serials, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed journals. Offers information in nearly every area of academic study including computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, medical sciences.
Coverage: 1984 - present. Full-text coverage: 1990 - present. Updated daily.

[grey box] Biological Abstracts
Biological Abstracts produced by BIOSIS indexes a "complete collection of bibliographic references covering every life science discipline."
Select Major Concepts tab at the top and select Environmental Sciences (DE "Environmental Sciences") to limit search to this area.
Coverage: 1969 - present. Updated quarterly.

[grey box] BioOne Abstracts and Indexes
• BioOne is a database from Cambridge Scientific that indexes high-impact bioscience research journals in the area of biological, ecological and environmental sciences. See BioOne for more information.
• Search BioOne or Natural Sciences journals.
• Search results are organized by publication type: Journals, Peer-reviewed journals, Conferences, Books, etc.
• Coverage: 1998 - present. Updated monthly.

[grey box] CAB Abstracts
Comprehensive source of international research information in agriculture, forestry, resource management and conservation, animal health, and related bio-science fields.
Includes abstracts for journal articles, academic books, published theses, conference proceedings, bulletins, monographs, and technical reports.
Coverage: 1910 - present. Updated monthly.

[grey box] Fish and Fisheries Worldwide Abstracts
Includes close to 500,000 citations and some abstracts on all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries, and related aspects of aquaculture.
Major topics include culture and propagation, limnology and oceanography, genetics and behavior, natural history, parasites, diseases, habitat management, fish processing/marketing, general research, and fisheries management.
Provides thorough coverage of thousands of journal articles, books, monographs, pamphlets, conference proceedings, symposia, government reports, theses, dissertations, and scientific periodicals
Coverage: 1971 - present. Updated quarterly.

[grey box] Science Direct Full-text with some citations
Access to 1800 electronic titles in the area of science, technology and medicine.
Search by subject area "Environmental Science." Search by keyword or browse journal listing.
Coverage varies by journal from 1993 - present. Updated daily.

[grey box] Science.gov Full-text
Gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Search by topic: Biology and Nature, Environment and Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Conservation, etc.
Coverage varies by agency. Updated daily.

[grey box] TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Managed by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP).
• Search all databases or select the database to search:

HSDB® (Hazardous Substances Data Bank)
CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
DART® (Development and Reproductive Toxicology)
GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology)
TRI (Toxic Chemical Release Inventory)
Household Products

[grey box] Water Resources Abstracts Abstracts
Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources.
Coverage of topics includes: groundwater, lakes, estuaries, erosion and sedimentation, water supply and conservation, desalination, water yield improvement, water quantity management and control, watershed protection, water quality management, water resources planning, water law, engineering works and hydraulics.
• Search Water Resources Abstracts or Natural Sciences journals.
• Search results are organized by publication type: Journals, Peer-reviewed journals, Conferences, Books, etc.
• Until 1994 produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. Now via Cambridge Scientific.

• Coverage: 1967 - present. Updated monthly.

[grey box] Web of Science Full-text
• Provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.
• Databases include CAB Abstracts, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, Medline.
• Includes Science Citation Index Expanded from 1900 - present.
Coverage: 1900 - present. Updated monthly.

[grey box] Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
• World's largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians with a global perspective - over 673,630 bibliographic records.
• Includes taxonomic and geographic identifiers
• Coverage: 1935 and earlier - present. Updated monthly.

[grey box] Zoological Record Abstracts
Extensive coverage of world's zoological and animal science literature, covering all research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine.
• References from over 4,500 international serial publications, plus books, meetings, reviews and other non serial literature from over 100 countries.
• Recognized as the "unofficial register" for taxonomy and systematics, but other topics are also given comprehensive treatment using indexing in both controlled- and natural-language format.
• Includes taxonomic and geographic identifiers
Coverage: 1910 - present. Updated monthly.

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Web Search Tools
[grey box] Environment, Energy, and Agriculture via USA.gov
Resources on weather, energy, fuel efficiency, agriculture, and more.

[grey box] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Search by Popular Topic

[grey box] Clean Air Act

[grey box] Air and Radiation via U.S. EPA

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Environmental Quality
[grey box] Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President of the U.S.

[grey box] Scorecard, the Pollution Information Site
An environmental information service provided by Environmental Defense. Includes Air Pollutants, Chemical Releases, Find Your Community, etc.

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Global Warming
[grey box] Global Climate Change via NOAA

[grey box] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

[grey box] U.S. Global Change Research Program
Coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society.

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Laws and Regulations
[grey box] Laws and Regulations
Access to environmental laws and regulations via the EPA Web site.

   See also
 [diamond] Thomas
 [diamond] Proquest Congressional Requires login from off-campus

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[grey box] EPA National Library Network Program
Links to all EPA Libraries (Headquarters, Regional, Laboratories), etc.

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[grey box] EnviroMapper, via U.S. EPA
Map data from various EPA databases.

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[grey box] EnviroLink
Click on 'Government' under 'EnviroLink Library,' then search A-Z.

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[grey box] Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President of the U.S.

[grey box] National Council for Science and the Environment
Non-profit organization working since 1990 to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision-making.

[grey box] World Resources Institute
See "EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal." Provides the most comprehensive, current data, maps, articles and country profiles about the environment and sustainable development.

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Prevention, Compliance, etc.
[grey box] EnviroSense
Provides a single repository for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement information and data bases. Via U.S. EPA. Includes a search feature.

[grey box] Environmental Professional's Homepage
Information for environmental consultants and remediation professionals.

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Sustainable Development
[grey box] Environmental Sustainability Index
Measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 122 countries
2005 Environmental Sustainability Index and Report available.

[grey box] Smart Growth Online
Development information that serves economy, community, environment.

[grey box] Sustainable Communities Online
Linking citizens to resources and one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities.

[grey box] United National Environment Programme

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Technical Reports
[grey box] Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
 [diamond] DOE Information Bridge
    Access to full-text DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.

[grey box] National Techical Information Service
The official resource for locating government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.
 [diamond] Technical reports search
Search publications by title and topic, 1964- . Records include summaries.

[grey box] National Service Center for Environmental Publications
Resource for EPA digital publications

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Test Methods
[grey box] Environmental Test Methods and Guidelines, via U.S. EPA

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[grey box] National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research on environment-related disease.
 [diamond] Environmental Health Perspectives monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health.

[grey box] Environmental Health and Toxicology, via National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Search TOXNET databases by subject area.

[grey box] Toxics Release Inventory: Community-Right-to-Know
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), published by the U.S. EPA, is a valuable source of information regarding toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment.

[grey box] Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), via National Library of Medicine
Network of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals and related areas.

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[grey box] Clean Water Act

[grey box] EPA Office of Water

[grey box] Water Environment Federation
Leading source of information and knowledge on the water environment.

[grey box] Water Quality Information Center
Water and agriculture information via National Agricultural Library.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
[grey box] Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
   U.S. EPA Region 6 (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA)

 [box] Envirofacts Warehouse
    A single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data.

 [box] EPA Libraries
    Links to all EPA Libraries (Headquarters, Regional, Laboratories), etc.
   [diamond] EPA National Publications Catalog (Online Library System - catalog for EPA libraries)

 [box] EPA Publications. Search the:
   [diamond] National Environmental Publications Internet Site/NSCEP EPA's premier site for accessing EPA publications, with more than 7,000 in stock and 28,000 digital titles, free of charge.
   [diamond] Publications and Newsletters

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Other Federal Agencies
[grey box] Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President of the U.S.

[grey box] National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Impact of the environment on human disease.

[grey box] U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management

[grey box] U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

[grey box] U.S. Department of Interior
 [box] Bureau of Land Management
 [box] National Park Service
 [box] U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Includes Endangered Species Program
 [box] U.S. Geological Survey

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Last update: July 06, 2012
Questions and comments to:
Suzanne L. Reinman
URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/govdocs/env.htm