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Environmental Science


FIND ARTICLES    Academic and Scholarly Articles 
  CSA Biological Sciences  Authentication Required 
    1982-present; updated monthly
Citations and abstracts to research in all areas of biological sciences, including biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, and ecology. Coverage is from 1982 to the present. CSA Biological Sciences indexes over 6,000 primary journals plus patents, conference proceedings, books and reports.
  EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements  Authentication Required
    1985-present; updated twice each month
Provides detailed abstracts and indexing of all the environmental statements issued by the federal government each year. Each entry includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates.
  Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management  Authentication Required
    1967-present; updated monthly
This multidisciplinary database provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.
  Global Issues in Context  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1900-present, varies by title; updated daily
Provides comprehensive and balanced research on crucial international issues and news headlines in a single search through more than 250 media-rich issue pages, 200 country pages, 400 international newspapers and magazines, and a multimedia library. 
  GreenFILE  Full Text Available Authentication Required
A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with 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.
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required 
    1831-2007, varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  Plant Science  Authentication Required
    1994-present; updated monthly
Indexes literature from 1994-present on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, and genetics.
  TOXLINE  Authentication Required 
    2000-present; updated weekly
The National Library of Medicine's index to scholarly literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.
  CSA Discovery Guides  Authentication Required
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each guide links to CSA products that help you find pertinent information, discover publishing opportunities, identify scholars, and create a personal database.

    Electronic Journal Collections


  BioOne  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1998-present, varies by title
Provides a unique aggregation of bioscience research journals from independent society and organizational publishers in the biological sciences, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation. Full-text access is available for the 87 titles in BioOne.1 and 12 titles in BioOneOA (open access).

    Electronic Journal Titles

  American Journal of Botany
  American Naturalist
  Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  Biological Bulletin
  E&ENews PM 
  Ecological Applications (Crete campus only)
  Ecology (Crete campus only)
  Environment & Energy Daily
  Environmental Science & Technology
  Issues in Science & Technology
  PLoS Biology

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles


  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc.


    Online Catalogs


  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at


    Dissertations and Theses


  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works


  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.


Air pollution data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify. 
  Environmental History Bibliography
This database contains references to over 35,000 books, articles, and dissertations on a variety of environmental topics, including ecology, conservation, sustainability, and natural resources. Coverage extends from 1633 to the present. Maintained by the Forest History Society at Duke University. 
  Environmental Laws
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works maintains this full text web portal of Federal environmental and public works laws. 
  The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
A digital collection from the Library of Congress containing legislative documents, photos and pictures, 62 full text books, and two motion pictures. Can be searched or browsed chronologically. 
  Global Warming & Climate Change Bibliography
This guide contains an overview and annotated bibliography intended to provide a review of the literature and vetted online resources on global warming and climate change. Cited materials are available online or may be obtained from the library or through interlibrary loan. Part of the Library of Congress's Science Tracer Bullet Series.
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
From the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the IPCC assesses "the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation." The panel's websites features reports (including the 2007 report declaring "warming of the climate system is unequivocal"), details about working groups, press releases, and related material. Some documents available in multiple languages.
  National Environmental Publications Information System
Search the full text of over 10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents. 
  National Library for the Environment
A digital archive of material, including reports on "hot topics," Congressional Research Service reports, and abstracts and links to over 14,000 reports on population and the environment. From the National Council for Science and the Environment
  U.S. Department of Energy
Find information about energy sources and consumption in the United States. 
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Search or browse to access news and reports on a variety of environmental issues. Technical publications, legal and regulatory information, and a database of enforcement and compliance actions taken by the EPA are available from this site. The Envirofacts portal allows you to view snapshot environmental data by geographic area. 
  World Resources Institute
Offers many digital publications on environmental issues from a global perspective. Includes EarthTrends, a comprehensive online database that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends. Includes country profiles. 
  World Bank: Documents and Reports
A searchable database of over 14,000 World Bank documents, many of which are full-text. Search by country or region, sector (agriculture, economic policy, environment, etc.), and date as well as by keywords. This database includes country economic and sector work documents, project documents, and research & working papers. Browsing is possible by country, document type, and sector.

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.