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BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Database (CSA)

BioOne provides searchable, full text access to a selection of over 80 peer-reviewed journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. The BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Databases (BAID) was developed by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and is accessed via their database site. The key advantage to searching BioOne using the BAID database is the ability to use CSA's thesaurus searching with descriptors, identifiers, and other controlled vocabulary qualifiers and filters. Articles can then be accessed in full text.

ACS Web Editions and ACS Archive

ACS Web Editions provides online access to the full text of 33 journals published by the American Chemical Society, with content from the current year plus the previous four years. In addition, the ACS Archives provides quick and easy search and access to the full text of ALL titles published by the ACS from 1879 to the current Web Editions subscription, with seamless integration of searching between the Archives and Web Editions.

BasicBIOSIS (FirstSearch)

Provides indexing to articles in 370 journals that cover virtually every life science discipline. Covers the most recent five years.

AGRICOLA (FirstSearch)

Covers every major agricultural subject, including agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, veterinary medicine, and water resources. Covers 1970 to present.

GEOBASE (FirstSearch)

Contains citations with abstracts covering worldwide literature in journals on geography, geology, ecology, international development, and their related disciplines. Subject coverage includes cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geomorphology, hydrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, petrology, volcanology, and much more. Covers 1980 to present.


Short articles, definitions, and many illustrations on all science & technology topics, plus information on new trends and developments and biographies of scientists. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with definitions from The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: GE [Environmental Sciences], QH 1 - 199.5 [Natural History and Conservation], TD [Environmental Technology]

SuDocs classes: A [U. S. Department of Agriculture], EP [Environmental Protection Agency], I [U. S. Department of the Interior]

Subject headings:
Biotic communities [used for: Ecosystems]
Conservation of natural resources
Ecosystem management
Environmental engineering
Environmental protection
Environmental sciences
Nature conservation

Conservation and Environmentalism: An Encyclopedia

REF GE 10 .C68 1995

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, 3rd ed.

REF GE 10 .M38 1993

Organizations and Agencies

Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Government Source

EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Browse by topic or choose from four databases to retrieve environmental information about your community.

World Directory of Environmental Organizations Online

Online directory of environmental organizations. Search by organization, subject, or country/world region.



The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Environment Links (Librarians' Index to the Internet)

The Librarians' Index to the Internet (lii.org) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 11,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources.

Environmental Protection - US Government Websites (GPO & Oklahoma State University) U.S. Government Source

International Institute for Sustainable Development: Research Library

Contains over 17,000 records representing books, reports, articles, organization websites, CD-ROMS and videotapes on sustainable development policy and related topics. In addition, hundreds of web-based documents and organization websites are listed and linked in this site. The database is updated daily and new additions are posted at the beginning of each month.

National Library for the Environment

Developed and maintained by the Committee for the National Council for Science and the Environment.


Last updated 09-10-07