Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.
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Encyclopedia on earth and its environment. Entries written by experts in non-technical language. From the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible
Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.
Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use WebBridge to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, go to "Scholar Preferences" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.
Database of scholarly, governmental, and general-interest articles and books covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. (Help using Web of Science for cited reference searching)
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Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Access to collection 1 with over 70 peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences. Coverage for most journals begins in 2000.
Daily news coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets via Environment & Energy Daily, Greenwire, Land Letter, and E&ENews PM.
Statistical data, country profiles, and maps on environmental topics including: water resources, forests, agriculture, food, climate, and energy. Drawn from sources published by international agencies and other organizations. Maintained by the World Resources Institute. Searchable.
Reference database with peer-reviewed articles covering all basic and many applied aspects of the life sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
Provides basic information on industrial, municipal, and hazardous waste. Offers state waste comparisons in "The Municipal Solid Waste Factbook". For additional information with an emphasis on advocacy explore the Natural Resources Defense Council web site.
Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory project, this site documents the history and culture of the conservation movement in the U.S. It includes digitized books and pamphlets as well as photographs.
Looks at changes in land use and land cover in North America. From the USGS.
Monthly mean temperature, precipitation, and other climatic data for weather stations from around the world dating back to 1948. From the National Climatic Data Center.
Reports on environmental topics prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a branch of the Library Congress.
Assesses more than 50 river basin and aquifer systems. Includes data, summary reports, maps, and press releases. Search by state, basin, or topic such as pesticides, ecology, and urbanization.
From the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, this site offers an extensive collection of links to numerous weather and disaster-related topics such as tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and floods. Injury and damage statistics, weather policy and emergency management links are also featured.
Site from Dickinson College covering the nuclear emergency at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Includes a collection of primary sources, such as utility industry reports and pamphlets, government documents, local newspaper articles, and interviews.
Toxicological profile information sheets are available for more than 250 hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. Profiles are peer-reviewed and include health effects, chemical and physical information, regulations, a glossary, and references to key studies and other literature. Prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a division of the CDC.
Cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. It includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, the Toxics Release Inventory, ChemIDplus, TOXMAP and more. (See the factsheet for information on database contents.) From the National Library of Medicine.
Current and historical temperature and precipitation data back to 1895 for selected cities, states, regions, and the nation. From the National Climatic Data Center, "the world's largest active archive of weather data."
From the Data and Information Working Group, a collaboration of eight US agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Gateway site on global change includes data, programs, research reports and policy information.
Reference volumes on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends.
Online magazine from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Features news and analysis on environmental issues.