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Environmental Studies: Humanities Course Guide


These are books and websites that will help you gain some background information on your topic, and they can be vital to your understanding of the subject and for topic development.

Climate change and human impact on the landscape : studies in palaeoecology and environmental archaeology

A Field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers

The philosophy of ecology : from science to synthesis

Environmental anthropology : from pigs to policies

Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Documentation Styles for the Sciences

Journal Abbreviations in the Sciences


Use online databases as you would a print periodical index.  Items retrieved from these databases have been evaluated for content and indexed by subject librarians, unlike items retrieved from a search engine.

Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management


Philosopher's Index

Pollution A to Z

Project Muse


These websites have been evaluated by the librarians at W&L for relevancy, content, and objectivity.  They include tools to help with your research as well as useful supplemental materials.

Environmental Studies Resources at W&L (W&L University Libraries)

Nature Magazine

Science Magazine

Environmental News Network

Environmental Information on the Web


Environmental Studies Department Homepage (W&L University)

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