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GREENFILE: Index to literature on the environment includes global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for 4,600+ articles.
Films on Demand - Environmental Science: includes videos on ecosystems, natural resources, and environmental problems and management. See also Earth Sciences for videos on oceanography, weather, and climate.
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Environmental Studies: Search for environmental news in LexisNexis Academic
Beacham's guide to endangered species (2001), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
Dictionary of environmental science and technology (2008), Credo eBook.
Encyclopedia of environmental ethics and philosophy (2009), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
Environmental issues: essential primary sources (2006), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
Environmental toxicants: human exposures and their health effects (2010), Wiley eBook.
Handbook of environmental management (2010) EBSCO eBook.
Oxford Companion to Global Change (2008) Oxford Reference eBook.
Princeton guide to ecology (2011), Credo eBook.
Water: science and issues (2003), Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
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National Academies Press: 4000+ free-for-download pdfs of research publications in various scientific fields, including earth sciences, environmental studies, and energy conservation.
Agricola: Includes two databases from the National Agricultural Library plus an article citation database. Covers agriculture, the environment and more. Coverage: varies; some material dates to 15th century.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): U.S. Dept. of Health site includes searchable database for publications and resources about effects of hazardous substances on public health and environment.
Air Facility System: Compliance, enforcement, and permit data for stationary sources of air pollution regulated by the EPA, and state and local air pollution agencies.
Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicle Data Center: Data, publications, tools, and information related to advanced transportation technologies.
ARKive Images of Life on Earth: BBC photos, videos, and information about endangered plants and animals.
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Digital collection of 43,000+ historic scanned books from natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions; subjects include plants and animals.
BMC Ecology: Open access journal from Biomed Central.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Identification, life histories, range maps, conservation status, sounds, and videos for 550+ species of birds.
ebrary - Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather: free online collection.
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL): Information on the world's living creatures.
Encyclopedia of the Earth: Introductory articles on Earth and the environment written by scholars and educators on biodiversity, climate change, energy, environmental humanities, food, forests, pollution, water, wildlife, and more.
Environmental Protection Agency: National, state, and local environmental information.
LANDSAT: Three dacades of remote sensing images of the Earth as seen from space; track changes over time. Data also available.
NASA Climate Change: NASA's "Eyes on the Earth," with images and data (carbon dioxide levels, sea ice, land ice, global surface temperatures) illustrating climate change.
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC): Environmental action group website ncludes videos, blogs, and news. See the Issues section for analysis.
PLOS Biodiversity Hub: Open access biodiversity literature from the Public Library of Science.
SORA - Searchable Ornithology: Archive of international ornithological literature, including such titles as Auk, Condor, the Journal of Field Ornithology, and Western Birds. Coverage: varies by title, range: 1884-2006.
RFF.org - Resources for the Future: Source of non-partisan, independent research about the environment, energy, natural resources and environmental health issues.
Scitable - Ecology: Nature Publishing's free online learning page.
Superfund Sites: Guide to uncontrolled or abandoned places where hazardous wastes are located.
TOXNET: Government databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health. Includes ChemIDPlus, Hazardous Substances DataBank, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database, Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents, Household Products, TOXMap: Environmental Health emaps, and more.
United Nations Climate Change Portal: Gateway to information from the UN about its work on climate change. Includes reports, articles about the science of climate change, and a searchable news feed.